Open Edge, 2 Row, Fenton

These little baskets and bowls are a very popular pattern. Base sizes are 2 1/2 inches and 1 7/8 inches with the smaller more common. Auctioneers rarely provide the base size and, if anything, give just the top spread. A rarer version of this pattern has three rows around the edge. Fenton also made a similar pattern with a berry pattern on the interior (Blackberry Open Edge). Open Edge has been reissued by Fenton and should have the Fenton mark on the bottom. Two-row baskets were used as the basis for advertising pieces for the John H. Brand and Miller Furniture companies. The jack-in-the-pulpit shape shown above is unusual, though not rare. The bowl is celeste blue, a Fenton color.

Tales from The Mad Hatter Part 7, Open Edge

Those Other Open Edge Pieces

Hartung Book Eight: Open Edge, two-row

Basket or hat, ruffled

Amberina, 50, 75 (both 2011), 55 (2013),
   40, 55 (both 2016), 50 (2021)

Amberina, reverse, 625 (2003)

Amethyst/purple, 55 (2019), 15 (2020), 40 (2021)

Amethyst, black, 30, 45 (both 2016), 25 (2019), 20 (2021)

Aqua/teal, 20, 25, 30, 35 (all 2020),
   35. 45, 50, 60 (all 2021)

Blue, 25 (2019), 15, 20, 25 (all 2020), 10, 25 (both 2021)

Blue, powder, 25, 45 (both 2016), 45 (2019),
   10, 20 (both 2020)

Blue, smokey, 230 (2018)

Celeste blue, 100 (2018), 85, 120, 125, 300 (all 2019),
   80 (2020)

Green, 50 (2018), 40, 50 (both 2019), 20, 30 (both 2020)

Green, emerald, 350 (2004)

Ice blue, s50, 65 (both 2019), 70, 75 (both 2020)

Ice green, 65, 75 (both 2018), 35, 40, 50, 65 (all 2019)

Lavender, 35, 70 (both 2016), 25 (2019), 20 (2020)

Lime green, 15, 25, 70, 75 (both 2016),
   15, 30, 65 (all 2019), 20 (2020)

Marigold, 10, 15 (all 2018), 5 (2019), 10 (2020)

Mauve, 65 (2018)

Pink, 40, 50 (both 2016), 20, 75 (both 2018), 40 (2019)

Red, 40, 45, 70, 135 (all 2020), 40, 50, 70, 80 (all 2021)

Sapphire blue, 155 (2018), 20 (2019), 25, 30 (both 2020)

Smoke, 40, 85 (both 2018)

Teal, 35 (2021)

Vaseline, 60 (2019), 15, 20, 30 (all 2020), 20 (2021)

White, 25, 30 (both 2019), 20, 25, 35 (all 2020),
   25, 35 (both 2021)

Basket or hat, two sides up

Amber, 190 (2003)

Amberina, 125 (2016), 650 (2018), 40 (2021)

Amberina, reverse, 110 (2017), 100, 130, 400 (all 2019)

Amberina, opal, 350 (2018)

Amberina, reverse, opal, 300 (2015), 200 (2017),
   145, 550 (both 2018)

Amethyst, 15 (2021)

Amethyst, black, 25, 35 (both 2018), 30 (2020)

Aqua, 35, 40 (both 2016), 55 (2017), 35 (2018)

Blue, 10, 15 (both 2020), 10, 25 (both 2021)

Blue, powder, 30, 35 (both 2016), 30 (2018), 20 (2019)

Celeste blue, 60 (2017), 145 (2018), 70 (2020)

Celeste blue, 9 inch factory applied metal base,
   625 (2003)

Green, 45, 80 (both 2016), 85 (2018), 30, 40 (both 2020)

Green, emerald, 75 (2016)

Ice blue, 100 (2017), 90 (2018), 40 (2019)

Ice green, 20, 60, 70, 80 (all 2020), 40 (2021)

Ice green, large, 7-8 inch, 220 (2017), 85 (2019)

Lavender, 30 (2020)

Lime green, 20, 40 (both 2016), 20 (2017),
   10, 20, 25 (all 2019)

Marigold, 10 (2019), 10 (2020), 20 (2021)

Olive green, 110 (2003), 65 (2018)

Pink, 20 (2011), 50 (2012), 55 (2018)

Purple, 20 (2015), 40 (2016), 30 (2019)

Red, 40, 55, 60, 65 (all 2020), 60, 90 (both 2021)

Sapphire blue, 18 (2012), 45 (2013), 35 (2016)

Smoke, 150 (2002)

Vaseline, 15, 18, 30 (all 2016), 30, 70 (both 2018)

White, 85, 95 (both 2016), 50 (2019), 35 (2020)

Basket or hat, square or four sides up

Aqua, 30 (2015), 25 (2016), 15, 20 (both 2020)

Blue, 80 (2016)

Blue, powder, 30 (2014)

Celeste blue, 150 (2018), 65 (2019),
   30, 120 (both 2020)

Green, 175 (2010), 25 (2016), 70 (2017)

Green, emerald, 250 (2002)

Ice blue, 55 (2018), 50 (2019), 30 (2020)

Ice green, 45, 55, 100 (all 2019), 50, 60, 80 (all 2020),
   75 (2021)

Lavender, 55 (2012), 40 (2016)

Marigold, 15-25

Red, 65 (2016), 100 (2018), 35, 45, 60 (all 2020)

Sapphire blue, 50 (2012)

Vaseline, 200 (2009), 60 (2015)

Violet 65 (2018)

Violet slag, 55 (2016)

White, 30, 50, 55 (all 2018), 35, 45, 55 (all 2019),
   25 (2020)

Basket or hat, Jack-in-the-Pulpit shape

Amber, 55 (2018), 55, 60, 65 (all 2019), 45 (2020)

Amberina, 45, 55 (both 2017), 50 (2019), 40 (2020)

Amberina, reverse, 400 (2001), 550 (2011), 80 (2017)

Amberina, reverse, opal, 350 (2015)

Amethyst, 45 (2011), 75 (2012), 30 (2013)

Aqua, 40, 50, 75 (all 2018), 30, 40 (both 2019),
   25, 40, 80 (all 2020)

Blue, 10, 30 (both 2019), 10, 15, 20 (all 2020),
   10, 25 (both 2021)

Blue, powder, 20 (2017), 45, 50 (both 2018), 20 (2020)

Celeste blue, 275 (1998)

Green, 50, 160 (both 2018), 20, 25, 45 (all 2020),
   35 (2021)

Horehound, 275 (2004)

Ice green, 90 (2018)

Lavender, 40 (2016)

Lime green, 35 (2006), 55, 140 (both 2011),
   15, 25 (both 2020)

Marigold, 35 (both 2017), 5 (2018), 15, 20 (both 2021)

Olive, 45, 85 (both 2016)

Pink, 100 (2009), 45, 65 (both 2016)

Red, 40, 50, 55, 80, 85 (all 2020), 45, 55, 70 (all 2021)

Reddish amber, 250 (2018)

Red slag, 235 (2009)

Sapphire blue, 175 (both 2008), 50, 275 (both 2009)

Teal blue, 300 (1999)

Vaseline, 35, 45 (both 2018), 20 (2019), 30 (2020)

Violet, 15 (2020)

Basket/hat/bowl, ice cream shape or round

Blue, 125 (2020)

Celeste blue, 190 (2016), 75, 85 (both 2018), 45 (2020)

Cobalt blue, 70 (2020)

Ice blue, 75 (2017), 50, 70 (both 2019), 30 (2020)

Ice blue, ruffled, 250 (2014)

Ice green, 45, 60, 75 (all 2018), 50 (2019), 45 (2020)

White, 30, 50 (both 2019), 35 (2020), 15 (2021)

Plates

Marigold, 8-inch, 950 (2003)

Red, 50 (2020)

Vaseline opal, 550 (2000),10 (2020)


Unusual pieces in Open Edge


This gold-decorated ruffled hat in ice blue
sold in 1994 for $500.



A marigold basket was stretched into this
7 1/2-inch tall vase. It sold in 2021 for $1,200. Photo courtesy of Sheffield Auctions. A similar 9-inch marigold example sold in 2021 for $975.



I've never seen an Open Edge rosebowl before, but here's one in red that sold in 2014 for $400.



An unusual shape, this flared hat in marigold sold for $100 in 2006. A similar whimsey, also in marigold, sold for $360 in 2011.

Updated 7/15/2021