I don’t generally buy Carnival pieces but hubby and I went on a wee rural ramble last weekend and for the first time in more than a year I was able to check out a few antique stores. It was so much fun.
I picked up three pieces of Carnival from the same vendor and was able to identify all three as they are not particularly unique.
This pretty bowl, by Fenton, is called Orange Tree.
David Doty – https://ddoty.com/orangetree.html says:
“One of Fenton’s most popular patterns, Orange Tree was produced in a great range of shapes. Only the plates, bowls, and mugs, however, are found in much of a color range. Some of the plates and bowls have an alternate center in which the trunk of the orange trees seems to skip the interior band and continue slightly into the center. A rare variation of the bowls has a daisy pattern in the center band rather than the alternating basketweave and floral design. The three-in-one edge, is very rare in Orange Tree. The Orange Tree pattern has been used by Fenton on a number of contemporary pieces, including bowls.”
My piece doesn’t have any of the variations. The back however has an array of berries and foliage. I have seen this referred to as ‘Bearded Berry’ on other online sites. I don’t have any Fenton resources to check of my own.
I believe this had an early twentieth century production date – quite pretty.