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Forevermore Glass and Collectibles

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 FOREVERMORE brings you Fenton Art Glass & a variety of glass from many different glass houses including Tiffin, Cambridge, Paden City, Tiffin, Fostoria, Morgantown... You'll also find china, pottery, porcelain, figurines, vintage costume jewelry, collectibles & many unique gift ideas

Forevermore - Glass and Collectibles

brings you Fenton Art Glass with a flair. You'll find china, pottery, porcelain and figurines here. There are unique gift ideas, vintage apparel and accessories, and vintage costume jewelry. Uncover that special holiday decoration, they range from contemporary to Mid Century Modern, and of course there's always that unexpected surprise that’s exactly what you've been looking for.

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General Interest

Fenton Samples and One of A Kind Pieces

There are several kinds of sample pieces:

·        The first has to do with the glass itself.:

o       One type is produced when the Fenton factory is testing a new color of glass in an existing mold. They make a variety of pieces in that mold testing the color of the glass and how it looks when finished.  These are sample pieces.

·        The second has to do with the molds:

o       A second can be found when Fenton is testing a turn of glass in a new mold. This is when they are “breaking in” a new mold to see how it reacts to various colors of glass and how the color of glass looks in that shape. These are sample pieces.

·        The Third has to do with decorations on the glass:

o       The designers will select a piece of glass and paint a proposed decoration on  the  piece. Often there will be several decorations by several designers under consideration before the final design is chosen for the Fenton Line.  The decorations not chosen become samples. These are one of a kind pieces.

o       Once a decoration is chosen, then it can be hand painted on to a variety of pieces. Some of the pieces will be chosen for the Fenton line. Others will not.  Those not chosen, become samples. These are one of a kind pieces.

o       Finally, an artist may paint 1 to three samples of the same design for a painted production run. These samples then go to the artists that will be mass painting the pieces, using the sample as a template or guideline.

o       One final note sometimes, the pieces chosen for the Fenton line will eventually end up as samples as well.



There are several types of One of a Kind Pieces as well:

·        When planning for a new decoration Fenton artists may paint up to 5 designs on the same shape for consideration prior to approval for production. Those not chosen for production are one of a kind pieces.

·        Another type is when a finished product results from an artist taking a single piece of glass and painting a design on it that is specific to that shape. (One of a kind animal figurines are an excellent example of this category).

Therefore, many samples are one of a kinds, but not all one of a kinds are samples. Samples also may have depressions, mold marks, slight color variations, and other oddities about them. In a sample these are not considered defects but are characteristics or features.