Rustic Rarities, Fenton

On the left is a rustic jardiniere. It's exactly as it would have come from the mold for the funeral sized vase. It was photographed at the Fenton Museum. On the right is a vase with a 1909 penny molded into the base. The glass workman must have dropped the penny into the mold before pouring in the molten glass. From the collection of Don and Becky Hamlet.

Rustic vases