|Thistle - Fenton|
|Fenton used two molds to make this pattern. One was used to make the bowls and rare plates, the other to make the banana boats. Bowls are found in ruffled, three-in-one, ice cream shape, and the tight crimped versions shown above left. Plates come in amethyst, blue, green and marigold while bowls come in the additional colors of amber, aqua, lavender and vesline. Bowls and plates have the wide panel exterior pattern.
The banana boat, as shown on the right, has the Waterlily and Cattails pattern on the exterior and comes in amethyst, blue, green and marigold. A related Fenton pattern is the Scotch Thistle, found only in compotes.
|This green plate sold for $3,400 at the 2012 Heart of America Carnival Glass convention auction. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions. Fenton used the bowl/plate mold to make advertising pieces for a company called Horlacher. As shown in the photo to the left, the word "Horlacher" is molded in script on the base of amethsyt, green and marigold bowls.|