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    • #11437
      Garry
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      Here’s an interesting bell I just picked up at a local antique show.

      I am wondering if it is Fenton Glass, but the only book on Fentonware I have does not show bells.
      I am told the glass fluoresces under black light so I suspect it is some sort of ‘uranium glass’. It looks white with a yellow/green shade in natural light.

      6 inches high, 3 inch diameter at the skirt.

      No maker marks that I can see BUT…
      It is inscribed on the inside lip “Ohio Lions Chicago ~1980”. Not sure why they are saying “Approximately” 1980. I think they likely just used the symbol because it was pretty.

      Anyone out there with more information on this bell?

      Thanks!
      Garry

    • #15786
      Garry
      Participant

      I wanted to show the design better. So here’s the final photo!
      Garry

    • #15787
      Peggy L.
      Participant

      it definiely looks like one. However Fenton does not sign non picture or dated bells Might suggest running finger way up to find a f or fnton insignia. What I think this bell is,is a one made as a commerative bell for a group not for the public,however by fenton. Peggy

    • #15788
      Al Trinidad
      Participant

      Hi,

      It is a Fenton bell in their Daisy & Button pattern in mold #1966. They were made in the 1970s and 1980s. I am aware of at least four other colors of the same pattern. The original pattern was #1900 from about 1937 and was produced in clear colorless glass with a heavy chain and clapper.

    • #15791
      Garry
      Participant

      Al, Peggy,

      Thanks for the information! I did recognize the pattern but did not know much about it, nor could I find a reference to a bell made in this design. Have either of you heard about Fenton making this ‘glowing glass’ that the vendor talks about? I am assuming it fluoresces under black light like Vaseline glass but my black light is broken so I can’t test it.

      I really appreciate getting the mold number and date Al, Thanks!

      Garry

    • #15789
      Peggy L.
      Participant

      I have a black light,and took it over to check out flourescence . You would not believet that every bell,including ones not fenton that had yellow in them,lit up beautifully.The dates go back to 1978. I have 2 button and daisy bells one white with pretty painting(signed with an F. The other dark purple no painting, engraved Fenton inside. So yes,others can light up.

    • #15790
      Garry
      Participant

      Excellent find Peggy!

      I’ll have to get my Black light fixed now.

      Thanks for the update!
      Garry

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