Fenton Label History

FENTON LABEL HISTORY

Presented below are Fenton labels of various kinds that were applied to glassware since 1921, along with a definition of each.

 

Illustrated Labels From 1921 - 2005


Circa 1921
Color: 
Only black and white copy available.


Circa 1925
Color:
 The outer rim and printing is silver and background is ivory.

 

Circa 1939
Color: 
Blue - part of the company letterhead.


Circa 1939 to 1947-48
Color:
 Silver label with silver print and greenish-yellow background. Two styles used: Handmade in America by Fenton and Handmade by Fenton.

 

Circa 1940-41
Color: 
Red and white; may have been used for shop samples.


Circa 1949 to 1952-53
Colors: 
Yellow on silver: 1949 Yellow: 1950 Brown: 1950 Blue: 1950 - 1952-53 Gold: 1950 - 1952-53

 

Circa 1949-50 to 1957
Color: 
Used on Milk Glass in two designs. Dark background is red with silver print and light background is silver with red print.


Circa 1952-53 to 1957
Color: 
Brown with silver print. Gold (greenish yellow) with silver print. Foil with blue & silver.

 

Circa 1957 to 1971
Color: 
Magenta and blue. The "worker" label.


Circa 1957 to 1971
Color: 
Magenta & blue for Milk Glass. The print reads Milk Glass Handmade.

 

Circa 1968 to 1982-85
Color:
 Black & white. Used on handpainted items with other labels.


Circa 1970 to 1985
Color: 
Black & gold. This "glassworker" label has rounded edges.

 

Circa 1982 to 1985
Color: 
White & black, used on handpainted items, with other labels.


Circa 1985 to 1996
Color: 
Silver & black. Bottom portion is for price & it can be removed. three styles used: Handmade, Handpainted and Quality Giftware.

 

Circa 1990 to 1995
Color: 
Silver and black This label was used on special order items such as QVC, and does not list price information.


Circa 1997 to Current
Color: 
Silver and black Three styles were used: Handmade, Handpainted and Quality Giftware. The price portion was separate from the label.

 

Circa 2000
Color:
 Silver & black Used on all ware to denote our 95th Anniversary.


Circa 2005
Color: 
Silver & black Used on all ware to denote our 100th Anniversary.