What’s jade green, translucent, depression era glass but not Jadeite? Fenton’s gorgeous jade translucent elegant glass.
I’ve been wanting to see this for a while because it is truly a beautiful shade of green – I am partial to green if you cannot tell – and the color is that luscious jade color. It is miles away from the opaque green of jadeite depression era kitchen glass, well made with intricate detailing like the curlicues on the sides of each little toe.
The color changes a bit in different light. It looks more green or more blue or more yellow depending on the angle you hold it and the light source. Right now my candle holder is under my desk light, which is incandescent, and it looks like fine jade with a trace of blue. It’s an easy color, happy and at home with brighter greens, soft yellows, blue, dark blue and black. I paired this with some Haviland china with a green border and it looked great.
The lady who sold it to me had only three pieces of this jade green glass, two of these candle holders and one small plate. I wasn’t able to talk to her so I don’t know whether she had more originally and these are all that survived the 70 years since Fenton made them.
While Fenton’s jade green glass is not rare it is fairly hard to find; in fact this is the first piece I’ve seen in 11 years buying glass. If you like this then be sure to come check our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass since we have only the two. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.