January 15, 2018 at 8:15 pm #25971
April 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm #26572
Hi, Beausone! What a beautiful bell! And, what a bargain! There is a picture of your bell in Al Trinidad’s book
- GLASS BELLS
, a Schiffer Book for Collectors, page 71, copyright 2001. The book describes this bell as:
Fenton Art Glass Co. #47 tea bell, “Daisy Cut” pattern… in ruby, with heavy chain and sinker type clapper. Four-sided tapered handles with serrated corners. PATD APPLD is molded around glass prongs holding the chain. 3″d. x 5-3/4″ h. 1908-1928.
The value of this bell in 2001 is listed at $50-$60. Good going!
April 3, 2018 at 11:44 am #26581
Yes, I do have Al’s books and several Fenton ones. I thoroughly enjoyed Jo Thompkins’ article in January-February issue of “The Bell Tower.” My favorite Fenton bell is Paisley designed by Martha Reynolds. I would love to know how many Jo has of this style because I am envious of the one in Figure 44 of her article that I do not have. 🙂
While on trip through Gulf states recently, I found another red one for $10 that has the chain rather than rod. If anyone is interested in these, the clear one is listed for sale here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Clear-Glass-Heavy-Crystal-Bell-Cut-Etched-Flower-Daisy-Diamond/173214789495?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649. The red one can be found here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1914-Fenton-Carnival-Glass-DAISY-CUT-Tea-Bell-Amberina-Red-Serrated-Handle/232685933564?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D96e6691c3f2749b0989bd58922edd2d4%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D232685933564%26itm%3D232685933564&_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042, and the seller does take lower offers. I purchased a blue one and a Marigold one from him and now have all four colors. When I found the clear one, I used search “starburst bell,” and there used to be a red one for $18, but perhaps it sold as unable to find it now.
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