This type of glass has a long history pre dating Fenton. Fenton had glass chemist Charles Goe develop a way to make it since the way it was made was long forgotten.The piece starts out as a ball of glass that is rolled in small pieces of broken glass called frit.Then another layer of crystal was gathered over the frit.On August 9, 2007, Fenton Art Glass sent out a press release stating they would "cease...Beginning a collection may seem a little over whelming.Questions I often hear are: “How do I know it’s really Fenton? ” A few tips to help answer those questions: Pontil Marks: 99.99% of the time, Fenton will not have a pontil mark on the bottom.In June of 2017, Wood County Schools Superintendent John Flint signed an agreement to purchase the land that the former Fenton Glass Factory occupied.
At the same time, they continued creating new colors.
Pieces made in the 1980s have the number eight under the letter "n" in the logo, pieces from the 1990s have the number nine and pieces made in the 2000s have a 0 in the same place.
Vasa Murrhina is a cased glass, the name means vessel of gems.
Fenton Art Glass says it's exploring the sales of one or more of its product lines." Fenton ceased "traditional" glassmaking at the Williamstown, WV factory in July 2011.
However, the factory remained open as a jewelry making operation, producing handcrafted glass beads and Teardrop earrings.