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The AEAA is extremely proud to present this 1960s vintage Fenton Art Glass special display, in the form of a cl brass & Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot Scales of Justice. This spectacular set of scales features its original eagle finial, and the handsome brass structure, sitting upon a fine marble base, were almost assuredly supplied by by long term Fenton partner, the Quoizel Lamp Co. The marble base is the same size and coloration of thousand of Quoizel / Fenton miniature, parlor, & table lamps furnished for over 20 years. Our set weighs and stands 14 wide x 17.5 inches tall. The great and scarce collectible was furnished in a number of different font colors, but Cranberry & Topaz opalescent coin Dot scales are by fat the most valuable. xxxxxxxxxxxxx. During the 1940s and 1950s, at the height of Fentons contract production, numerous custom mold items were produced for other large marketing & import companies, as well as a number of major department stores, and private decorating studios, in an effort to expand their overall sales into new markets. These molds were exclusive to the contracting companies, and showed subtle differences in form and or color from the standard Fenton catalog items. One major exception was a 20 year contract entered into with the Quoizel Lamp Co. ca. 1942. Fenton supplied standard (as well as custom) glass font & shades, which were assembled with brass by Quoizel, and finished in their Italian marble bases. In the case of the decorating studios, most of the pieces were also standard catalog wares ready for customization. The DeVilbiss Co. (Atomizers + miniature lamps ca. 1942) and the L.G. Wright Company tops the list of marketers, with such recognizable Importing names as A & A Sales / Import, Edward Paul, Jay Wilfred, and the Koscherak Bros. At the department store level, lines were developed for and shipped to the likes of Giants, Sebastian Spering Kresge, Macys, Sears Roebuck, and Woolworth!Founded in 1930 in New York City, Quoizel Lighting began as a small marketing business with a limited product line. Expanding their horizons centered in part, around a contract signed with Fenton Art Glass during WW II, and lasting into the 1960s. The Fenton / Quoizel collaboration resulted in the manufacture of a myriad of student, and boudoir style lamps in virtually 100s of different patterns, and color schemes, with consistent defining features being polished brass joiner work, and their fine finished Italian marble bases. In 1964 Ira Phillips joined the company, and during the next 40 years he led Quoizel through extraordinary growth by expanding the product mix and providing innovative merchandising strategies to retailers. Phillips acquired full ownership in 1986, and in 1996 he relocated Quoizel's corporate headquarters to Charleston, SC, where it now operates from a state-of-the art, 500,000 square-foot facility. Today, Quoizel Lighting remains a privately held, family-owned and operated business offering more than 2,000 items in its full-line catalog. Quoizel Lighting has hundreds employees between 3 locations in South Carolina, New York and China, along with 2 distribution centers. Today, Quoizel Lighting is one of the nation's leading designers and distributors of decorative home lighting, and offers a diverse selection of timeless designs including one of the broadest selections of Tiffany style lighting available. Quoizel Lighting currently offers beautiful lighting solutions in hundreds of different styles, crafted from only the finest materials. Research consulted: Fenton Art Glass Colors 1939-1980, AND Fenton Art Glass Patterns 1939 to 1980, 2nd Ed. / both by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer; Fenton Glass Compendium Volumes 1 to 3, AND Fenton Glass Rarities 1940 to 1985, AND Fenton Special Orders Vol. 1 1940 to 1980 / all by John Walk; Fenton Glass Made For Other Companies Vol. 1 1907 to 1980 / by Carrie & Gerald Domitz. *** Weight: 3# *** Measurements: 17x6.25x17

Condition

VG + condition - minor brass wear

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$1.00

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  • 13% up to $100.00
  • 13% up to $10,000.00
  • 13% above $10,000.00

1960s FENTON CRANBERRY COIN DOT SCALES OF JUSTICE XX

Auction ended on Sun, Apr 19, 2015
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