Knotted Beads, Fenton

Knotted Beads is distinguished by its four rows of six ovals filled with connected beads. Sometimes confused with Long Thumbprint Hobnail which also has the ovals but unconnected beads. Fenton's April Showers has connected beads but no ovals. Heights range from about 9 inches to about 11 inches, although there are a few 6 to 7 inches tall, usually with a tight crimped top.

Fenton Vases--Variations on a Theme, Part One

Fenton Vases--Variations on a Theme, Part Two

Hartung Book Four: Knotted Beads

Amber, crimped top, 80 (2016), 45, 50 (both 2019), 85 (2020), 30 (2021)

Amethyst/purple, 10, 15, 35 (all 2016), 20 (crimped top, 2020), 40 (2021)

Aqua, 125 (1997), 340 (2011), 170 (2013), 200 (2016)

Aqua, crimped top, 400 (2020)

Blue, 20, 30, 35, 40 (all 2017), 30 (2018), 20, 50 (both 2020), 35 (2021)

Blue base, marigold top, 11", 65 (2012)

Blue, powder, 150 (2018)

Blue, powder, crimped top, 80 (2008)

Green, one known. Vases listed as Knotted Beads will be Long Thumbprint Hobnail.

Lime green, marigold over, crimped top, 165 (2012), 100 (2013), 45 (2016), 110 (2018)

Marigold, 75 (2014), 5, 10, 15, 20 (all 2016), 15, 110 (both 2020)

Red, 11-inch, 500 (2013), 350 (2018), 400 (2019)

Red, 10-inch, CRE top, Karen Engel auction, 1,000 (2017)

Sapphire, 65 (2021)

Sapphire, crimped top, 550 (2001), 400 (2010)

Vaseline, crimped top, 150 (2005), 65 (2015)

White known

Updated 5/28/2021

This red Knotted Beads vase with a crimped top sold for $1,000 at the 2017 Karen Engel auction. Photo courtesy of Jim Wroda Auctions.