Butterfly and Fern, Fenton

Another of the numerous Fenton patterns in which only water sets were produced. It is sometimes called Butterfly and Plume as plumes are the shapes at the bottom of the pieces. Colors are amethyst, blue, green, and marigold. Most tumblers you see will have a base that had been ground smooth at the factory. Those that were not ground are called the variant, though that seems to make little difference in the value. When first designed, the pitcher lacked the ferns and plumes. To see an example of this, click here.

Hartung Book Two: Butterfly and Fern

Water sets, 7 piece

Amethyst/purple, 215 (2018), 110 (2019), 250 (2020)

Amethyst, 5 piece, 220 (2015), 350 (2020)

Amethyst, 6 piece, 250 (2018), 100 (2020)

Blue, 245, 310 (both 2018), 150 (2019),
   140, 300 (both 2020)

Blue, 5 piece, 350 (2011)

Green, 250 (2018), 275 (2019), 225 (2020), 350 (2021)

Green, 4-5 pieces, 350 (2010), 400 (2013), 350 (2018)

Marigold, 145 (2016), 225 (2017), 125 (2018),
   65 (cracked tumbler, 2019),
   65 (2 tumblers damaged, 2020), 100, 120 (both 2021)

Marigold, 5 piece, 75 (2021)

Water pitchers

Amethyst/purple, 230 (2014), 45, 75 (both 2018),
   70, 80 (both 2019), 75, 120 (both 2021)

Amethyst, with one tumbler, 175 (2016)

Amethyst, with two tumblers, 130 (2019)

Blue, 225 (2013), 170 (2017), 270 (2020)

Blue, with 1 tumbler, 100 (2021)

Blue, with 2 tumblers, 130 (2020)

Green, 180 (2015), 120, 500 (both 2017), 115 (2020)

Green, with one tumbler, 175 (2016), 120, 125 (both 2020)

Marigold, 90 (2016), 90, 60, 140 (all 2017), 60 (2018)

Marigold, with three tumblers, 85 (2019)

Marigold, no fern portion to pattern, 800 (2005)

Teal green, with 1 tumbler, 110 (2021)

Vaseline, first reported, 3,300 (2016)

Tumblers

Amethyst/purple, 10, 20 (both 2018),
   5, 10, 30 (all 2019), 10 (2021)

Blue, 5, 16 (both 2019),
   10, 15 (both 2020), 10 (2021)

Green, 15, 20, 30 (all 2018),
   8, 25 (both 2019), 5, 10, 15 (all 2020)

Marigold, 35 (2013), 35 (2015),
   3, 15 (both 2019)


In May of 2015, Paul Hoste sent me these photos of his recently acquired Butterfly and Fern water pitcher in vaseline. At the time I had no records of any other vaseline pieces in this pattern. What a find. The photo on the right shows the pitcher under black light.

Updated 9/18/2021