Tresore Trove: A Cache of Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass
I learned about Fenton hobnail milk glass from my mother-in-law. She loves any and all things Fenton. Her collection is not extensive, but it is lovely.
So I knew what I was looking at when I came to the tables of Tresore Trove at the Astoria Flea in Queens. This vintage seller had lovely kitchen and tableware, including a robin’s egg blue cake pedestal and the wonderful mid-century mixing bowls that I love so much.
There were many examples of Fenton’s traditional white milk glass under this particular tent: bowls with their signature fine wavy edges, like leaves of lettuce, as well as sugar bowls and small vases. I’m not sure if the round pedestal vase pictured below is Fenton or even hobnail, but it was beautiful and unique, and definitely milk glass.
Fenton Glass is an American company founded in 1905 in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio. They stopped making their traditional glass products in 2011, but they are still open today and producing glass beads. Art Glass Collectibles has a nice account of the history of Fenton Glass.
If you are a collector, definitely follow Tresore Trove on Instagram, where they post photos of the products they currently have on hand. You can message them directly if you like one of their items. Or come meet them on Sundays at the Astoria Flea.
~ Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
Hobnail Milk Glass Sugar Bowl at the Astoria Flea
Fenton Milk Glass Pedestal Bowl from Tresore Trove at the Astoria Flea
Fenton Milk Glass Orb Vase from Tresore Trove at the Astoria Flea
Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass Bowl from Tresore Trove
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