Persian Medallion, Fenton

Persian Medallion, with it's ring of embroidered medallions, displays a definite Moorish influence. The pattern was produced from about 1911 to the early 1920s. Nine-inch plates, like the one shown above in green, are quite hard to find. There are also 6-inch plates, 7-7 1/2 inch plates, and very rare chop plates. The bonbons are distinguished by the wide range of colors in which they are found. The one shown is in red, a fairly common color in this pattern. The Persian Medallion pattern was used on the interior of some Wreath of Roses punch sets. To view Persian Medallion rarities, click here. Fenton reissued Persian Medallion plates, bowls, goblets, and compotes.

Hartung Book One: Persian Medallions

Plates, 9-10 inches

Amethyst/purple, 550 (2017), 1,450 (2019), 275 (2021)

Amethyst/purple, Bearded Berry back, 2 known, 700 (2019)

Amethyst, black, 20 (2020)

Blue, 15, 45, 70, 205 (all 2020), 55, 100 (both 2021)

Blue, Bearded Berry ext, 1,900 (2007), 375 (2019)

Blue, green irid., 950 (2011)

Blue, tricorner, 300 (2009)

Green, 700 (2017), 2,100 (2019), 3,250 (2021)

Marigold, 75, 150, 250, 300, 375, 425, 1,200 (all 2019),
   45, 75, 110 (all 2020)

Marigold, Bearded Berry ext, 2,600 (2006),
   425, 675 (both 2009)

Marigold, exceptional, 2,900 (2002), 2,600 (2006)

Marigold, 2 sides up, 4,100 (2002), 4,100 (2010)

White, 50, 400, 525 (all 2019), 100 (2020), 275 (2021)

White, 2 sides up, 3,000 (2019)

Plates, 7--7 1/2 inch

Amethyst, 180 (2007), 135 (2010), 35 (2019)

Aqua/teal, 245 (2015)

Blue, 30, 40 (both 2015), 35 (2017), 25, 50, 70 (all 2020)

Green, 175 (2017), 90 (2018), 100 (2019)

Marigold, 35 (2010), 25 (2016), 30 (2018)

Plates, small, 6 inch

Amethyst, 200 (2013), 205 (2015), 115 (2019)

Amethyst, tricorner, 120 (2000), 110 (2004)

Amethyst, black, 120, 180, 210 (all 2019), 325 (2020)

Blue, 15, 25, 35, 45, 200 (all 2020), 60 (2021)

Blue, tricorner, 300 (2009), 85 (2020)

Blue, 4 sides up, 90 (2009)

Green, 75 (2018), 65, 80 (both 2019), 100 (2021)

Lavender, 10 (2019)

Lime green, 115 (2013), 120 (2015), 90 (2020)

Marigold, 15 (2020), 5, 10, 275 (all 2020), 50 (2021)

Marigold, pumpkin, 250, 375 (both 2006)

Vaseline, 400 (2005), 180 (2008), 110 (2019)

Vaseline, square, 175 (2002)

Chop plates, about 10 inches

Amethyst/purple, 7,500 (2018)

Blue, 225, 275, 425 (all 2020), 75, 80 (both 2021)

Berry sets, 7 piece

Blue, 400 (2013), 165 (2019)

Green, 175 (2005)

Marigold, 425 (2001)

* Amethyst Persian Medallion plates were one of the first reissues Fenton made. Some of these early plates did not have the Fenton logo. Because of this, they are often thought to be of the classic era. So, be very cautious when buying these amethyst plates--most are not old.

Glen Thistlewood, in commenting about these amethyst/purple 9-inch plates, says "The one in current consideration has a Bearded Berry back -- and the pattern is very different from the old version of Bearded Berry. On the old one, the fruits and stem are set onto a plain background. But on the newer re-issue, there is a complex "scale-filler" everywhere (it looks a bit like veins or a web or perhaps crackle). There are other small differences too. The re-issued Bearded Berry is clearly different to the Classic, old Bearded Berry -- but possibly because it is a pattern that many of us don't give a second glance to, it can be missed."

Bonbons or card trays

Amber, 190 (2010)

Amberina, 60, 100 (both 2019), 100 (2020), 170 (2021)

Amberina, reverse, 250 (2017)

Amethyst/purple, 15, 30 (both 2017), 40 (2018),
   15 (2020), 45 (2021)

Aqua, 35, 40, 55 (all 2019), 90 (2021)

Blue, 18 (2018), 40 (2019), 15, 20 (both 2020)

Blue, powder, 105 (2010), 90 (2012)

Celeste blue, 725 (2018), 600, 750 (both 2019)

Green, 25 (2017), 25 (2019), 20 (2020), 65 (2021)

Lime green, 55, 85 (both 2019), 40, 100 (both 2020)

Marigold, 15 (2019), 10 (2020), 10 (2021)

Marigold on moonstone, 320 (2012), 1,075 (2019)

Red, 150, 160, 275 (all 2019), 170, 180 (both 2020)

Red slag, 675 (2017)

Sapphire blue, 350 (1998)

Vaseline, 80 (2019), 140 (2020), 35, 45, 65 (all 2021)

White, 40 (2021)

Bowls, large, 9-10 inches, round, ruffled, crimped, ICS, or 3/1

Amethyst, 45 (2018), 55, 65, 75, 120 (all 2021)

Blue, 20, 35, 45, 65, 75, 120 (all 2018), 110 (2020),
   650 (2021)

Blue, electric, 1,050 (2017)

Green, 110, 250 (all 2018), 35 (2020), 110, 225 (2021)

Green, emerald, Karen Engel auction, 500 (2017)

Ice green, ice cream shape, 1,478 (eBay 2004)

Lavender, 300 (1993)

Marigold, 45 (2013), 20, 25 (both 2017)

White, 300 (1995)



When this blue, footed, three-in-one bowl sold in 2019, it brought $2,900. The auctioneer, Tom Burns, said it was the only one he had seen.

Bowls, 7-9 inches, ice cream shape, round, ruffled, 3/1, or CRE

Amethyst/purple, 45 (2019), 25 (2020), 50 (2021)

Blue, 5, 15, 25, 35, 40 (all 2017), 40, 55 (both 2020),
   35 (2021)

Blue, electric, 3/1 edge, 1,000 (2002), 2,100 (2007)

Green, 25, 60, 155 (all 2020, 30, 80, 100, 130 (all 2021)

Lime green, 35 (2019)

Marigold, 15, 20, 30, 35 (all 2020), 20, 25, 85 (all 2021)

Marigold, pumpkin irid., 210 (2002)

Red, 800 (2014), 1,000 (2015), 475 (2018), 225 (2020)

Vaseline, 125, 235 (both 2019), 150 (2021)

Small bowls or sauces

Amberina known

Amethyst, 10 (2013), 20, 35 (both 2016), 20 (2018)

Amethyst, tricorner, 35 (2016), 25 (2018), 60 (2019)

Aqua, 65 (2011), 55 (2013), 45 (2014), 65 (2020)

Blue, 15 (2015), 10 (2019), 10, 20, 35 (all 2020)

Blue, 4 sides up, 80 (2014), 90 (2019), 40 (2020)

Blue, powder, 30 (2018), 10 (2020), 126 (2021)

Green, 10, 45 (both 2016), 10, 35 (both 2020)

Green, candy ribbon edge, 70 (2003)

Lime green, 25 (2002), 25 (2020)

Marigold, 8 (2010), 8, 15 (both 2012), 10 (2016)

Red, 975 (2009), 250 (2013), 190 (2014)

Sapphire blue, ice cream shape, 80 (2012), 105

Vaseline, ice cream shape, 25 (2017)

White, ice cream shape, 40 (1996), 75 (2008)

White, ruffled, 235 (2019)

Footed fruit bowls (Grape and Cable exterior, Persian Medallion interior).

Amethyst, 95, 70 (2016), 100 (2017)

Amethyst, large, 700 (1998)

Aqua, 825 (1999), 550 (2002), 675 (2005)

Blue, 100 (2016), 55, 60, 85 (all 2017), 100 (2018)

Blue, powder, 200, 250 (both 2007), 325 (2014)

Blue opal, 1,100 (2001)

Green, 85, 145 (both 2015), 90 (2017), 120 (2019)

Green, large, 2,000 (1994), 1,000 (1998)

Ice green, small flake on ruffle, 1,325 (eBay 2012)

Ice green, minor heat check, base, 475 (2012)

Lime green, point chip, 60 (2017)

Marigold, 25, 40 (both 2018), 35 (2019), 25 (2021)

Smoke, 1,700 (2005)

Vaseline, marigold over, 600 (2014)

White, 3,000 (2004)

Fruit bowls, plain interior

Amethyst, 105 (2012), 85 (2013), 85, 100 (2014)

Blue, 325 (2010), 120 (2012), 140 (2014)

Green, 140, 250 (both 2012), 70 (2013), 225 (2014)

Marigold, 115 (2009), 105 (2013)

White, 700 (1998), 275 (2008)

Fruit set, 6-7 pieces, Persian Medallion interior

Marigold, 155 (2010), 125 (2014)

Vaseline, 600 (2014)

Sauces, Grape and Cable exterior (intended to match fruit bowls)

Marigold, 25, 30 (both 2016), 10, 60 (both 2017)

Cake set, 6 pieces, chop & five 6-inch plates

Blue, 300 (2014)

Compotes are found in two sizes. The larger has the medallion pattern on the exterior; the smaller has a wide panel exterior.

For the collector who finds a Persian Medaliion compote and is eiher confused to find an unlisted pattern: Stream of Hearts compotes have a Persian Medallion exterior.

Compotes, large or unspecified

Amethyst/purple, 30, 35 (both 2020), 60 (2021)

Blue, 25, 35 (both 2020), 20, 25, 65 (all 2021)

Blue, pastel cobalt, 600 (2015), 2,200 (2019)

Cobalt blue, 550 (2020)

Green, 45, 85 (both 2017), 40 (2019), 70 (2021)

Lavender, 45 (2013)

Marigold, 15, 25 (both 2018), 15 (2020)

Marigold, crimped, ruffled, 80, 150 (both 2021)

Teal, 300 (2008), 65 (2019)

White, 300 (2013), 120 (2019), 160 (2021)

Compotes, small

Amethyst, 30 (2009), 20 (2018), 30 (2019)

Blue, 25 (2015), 15 (2017), 10, 15 (both 2019)

Green, 65 (2010), 50 (2018), 50 (2019)

Green, tight crimp, 400 (2000)

Marigold, 10 (2019), 15 (2020)

White, 145, 625 (both 2001), 75 (2008), 40 (2019)

The rosebowls with a square top opening are called hair receivers.

Rosebowls

Amethyst, 95 (2015), 55, 140, 200 (all 2019)

Blue, 20, 35, 45, 80, 130 (all 2019), 70 (2021)

Clambroth, 60 (2000). 20 (2010)

Green, 1,650 (1998), 375 (2006), 450 (2019)

Green, pinhead, 350 (2001)

Marigold, 40 (2019),15, 25 (both 2020), 30 (2021)

White, 15, 25, 40 (all 2019), 30, 60 (both 2021)

Hair receivers, square opening

Blue, 45, 55, 60, 90 (all 2019), 30, 40, 80 (all 2020)

Custard, green stain, 40 (2016)

Green, 45 (2019)

Marigold, 10, 25, 55 (all 2020), 25, 35, 45 (all 2021)

White, 40, 45 (both 2020), 35 (2021)



The two Persian Medallion bowls above with the three-in-one edges sold at the 2017 Karen Engel auction. The blue bowl on the left was described as electric and brought $1,050. The example on the right was said to be emerald green. It sold for $500. Photos courtesy of Jim Wroda Auctions.
I received this photo of a blue Persian Medallion tri-corner small plate in early 2019. It is probably the one that sold for $300 in 2009.

Updated 7/15/2021