Apple Tree, Fenton

Found only in water sets, pitchers, and tumblers. Fenton used the pitchers to make whimsied vases. Fenton has reissued water sets in contemporary colors.

Hartung Book Two: Apple Tree

Water sets, 7 pieces

Blue, 1,250 (2008), 475 (2010), 950 (2012), 450 (2017)

Marigold, 200 (2011), 100 (2012), 120 (2013), 40 (2014), 25, 135 (both 2016)

Marigold, 6 pieces, 90 (2013)

Marigold, 5 pieces, 165 (2008), 65, 150 (both 2016)

White, 1,400 (2006), 525 (2009), 800 (2013)

White, 5 pieces, 650 (2002), 400 (2005)

Water pitchers

Blue, 375 (2011), 450 (2014), 525 (2015)

Blue, with 1 tumbler, 275 (2015)

Blue, electric, 1,250, 3,500 (both 2010), 2,800 (2011)

Marigold, 55, 120 (both 2013), 40, 65 (both 2014), 60 (2015), 95 (2016)

Marigold, with 1 tumbler, 80 (2015), 120 (2016)

Marigold, with 2 tumblers, 40, 45 (both 2016)

White, 200 (2005), 350 (2009), 400 (2012)

White, with 1 tumbler, 225 (2015)

Tumblers

Blue, 35 (2011), 25, 70 (both 2012), 100 (2014), 100 (2014), 18, 65 (both 2015),
   35, 55 (both 2016), 25 (2017)

Marigold, 25, 35 (both 2012), 10, 15, 25 (all 2015), 10 (2017)

Marigold on milk glass, 1 known

White, 50, 80, 130 (all 2012), 25 (2014), 70 (2015)

Vase whimsey (pitcher with no handles)

Marigold, ruffled top, 15,000 (2007)

Marigold, straight up top, 8,500 (2008)

Marigold, spittoon shape, 5,500 (2011)

Marigold, flared top, 2,750 (2016)


Writing in the ICGA Pump in December 2008, Lee Markley noted that Apple Tree first appears in the 1912 Fenton catalog and as late as 1925 in the Butler Brothers catalog. It was Fenton's #1561 pattern and made only in Carnival Glass in the water set as a regular line. It comes in marigold, blue, and white. The marigold sets are not too difficult to find. They range from light marigold to orange in color intensity. Some have spectacular iridescence. Others are weak and sometimes not iridized evenly from top to bottom.

The pitcher is eight and one-fourth inches tall and is bulbous. It has three mold lines and an applied handle. The collar base is plain underneath and four and one-fourth inches in diameter. The ruffled top is six inches across. The design consists of a central band of apple clusters. The first mold section has five, the second, five, and the third only four. Above and below the band are two bands of Y-shaped tree trunk figures. There are fifteen in each band which is bordered by a cable at top and bottom. The tumblers have a similar design with three apple clusters. Two of which have five apples; the other, four. The two trunk bands each have fifteen. There is a one-inch plain band at the top. The collar base is plain and two and seven-sixteenth inches across. The top diameter is two and seven-eighths inches. The tumblers are four inches tall and have three mold lines.

In 1995 Fenton reissued Apple Tree in red carnival for their ninetieth anniversary. That pitcher is eight and three-fourth inches tall. The tumbler is four inches tall. It was a five piece set. In 1992-3 a whimsey set was made in Holiday Green for the National Fenton Glass Society. This set has handled tumblers and an uncrimped, flattened top. In later years Apple Tree has been produced in a light greenish blue and a yellow/amberish marigold as a regular production item. All the new sets have the Fenton logo on the base.

Updated 4/17/2017