State House of Indiana, Fenton

Much more rare than the similar Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home, only two are known in blue, perhaps two in marigold. Both patterns have the Fenton Berry and Leaf Circle pattern on the back.

Plates, 7-8 inches

Blue, two known, 9,000 (2012), 12,000 (2017), 5,000 (2022)

Marigold, 6,380 (2014), 5,000 (2022)

In 2020, three of these plates sold at the Christina Katsikas auction. Two in blue sold for $12,000 and $17,000. A marigold with a crack brought $1,200.

Updated 12/9/2022

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

"Construction was started on the building depited on this piece in 1878. but was not completed until 1888. Because of the extended build period, and the fact that each section had been ocupied as completed, no formal dedication ceremony was ever held. A major renovation of the building was performed during the span of 1917-1920, apparently to install modern pumbing and electricity. The Statehouse is located at 200 West Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. Indiana.

My 'best guess' is that this item was created at the same time and for the same event as the Indianpolis Soldiers' and Sailors' Home pieces. The previously mentioned mysterious event of 1912 is most likely candidate."

The Indiana Statehouse as it exists today. The statute is of George Washington.