Butterfly and Fern Prototype Pitcher, Fenton

The pitcher toward the front lacks all the design except for the butterfly. Speculation is that this was an early test version and that Fenton decided it looked too plain--so they added the ferns and plumes. This unusual pitcher sold at auction in 2005 for $800. The pitcher behind is the one usually seen. These two were photographed while in the collection of Carl and Ferne Schroeder.