Dropped my mom home to Fort Erie and we decided to check out the two thrift shops there. I picked up a few pieces of hobnail. So……it will be hobnail show and tell this week!
Interesting piece. On the bottom you can see the letters “Patent No. 3547569”. The inside has a Fenton label. Pretty easy to look up.
I obviously have no imagination so couldn’t figure out the purpose of this piece. Turns out it is a candle holder. There are spaces for five small candles and then there is space in the middle for candles of two different sizes.
I found a couple samples online, including one in blue slag glass. Two of them indicate that the piece was signed with the Fenton-in-an-oval signature. My piece in unsigned – just the label. So I have no idea how old this is. At least 30 years old I’d guess. Not difficult to find these online. I saw one with a lid. I guess that was to cover the bowl when it was not in use.
For $3.00 I think this was a bargain!