Indanapolis Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Fenton

I photographed the bowl on the left at an auction in 1994 where it sold for $10,000. It is blue and sold again in 2007 for $25,000 and again in 2014 for $14,000. On the right is the only other known piece in the pattern, a 7-inch blue plate. It sold at the Seeck November 22, 2003 auction of Dr. Jack Adams' glass for $15,500. Like the Indiana State House and Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home patterns, this has Fenton's Berry and Leaf Circle on the back.

Updated 1/12/2018

The Indianapolis Soldiers and Sailors Monument in a recent bird's eye view.

From The Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass Lettered Pieces,
by John Resnik, 1989.

"Once again we have an item relating to the Civil War. Construction was started in 1889, to commemorate those fallen in battle, but was not completed until 1901. Dedication took place on May 15, 1902.

The Monument stands in the middle of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. It is 285 feet high, surmounted by a statue of Victory. Visitors may ride the elevator, and them walk up to the top for a view of the city.

No record is extant which might shed light on the original purpose of this articlle, nor the motivation for its creation. There is mention of an undefined "gala celebration" which took place in Indianapolis in the summer of 1912. This may, or may not, have been the impetus behind this piece."