Grape and Cable/Persian Medallion Fruit Bowls, Fenton

Whether they're called Grape and Cable to reflect the exterior pattern or Persian Medallion to reflect the interior, these fruit bowls are dramatic products of the glassmaker's art. The bowls are found in two sizes as shown in this photo. The ice green (very rare for Fenton and it may be the only one known) is the typical size, about 10 inches across. The other is green and is the larger size, about 11 inches across. It sold in 1994 for $2,000, then again in 1998 for $1,000. The smaller bowls are also found with a plain interior and were used to make the Pacific Coast Mail Order bowls.

Persian Medallion