Black Fenton Swung Hobnail Vase

Black Fenton Swung Hobnail Vase

SKU: 10001819

This is a stunning and rare black Fenton Swung Vase. Swung vases were created when the glassblower held the “gather” on the end of the blow pipe and, using a special tool swung the molten glass in a circle to elongate it. They were hand-blown, then hand-swung to lengthen, and then the opening was hand-tooled and heat polished smooth. The vases were literally swung around to produce the neck, with stunning results. 


Fenton was known for swung vases, and can often be recognized because virtually no Fenton pieces have a pontil mark on the bottom. This is because Fenton used snap rings instead of punty rods to hold the glass during manufacture. You'll see on the bottom of this vase that it is smooth even though it was hand blown by a glassblower. 


These are very unique and while you can find many swung vases still on the market, the black fenton are becoming very difficult to find and are exceptionally beautiful! This beauty is in great vintage condition. 


Come check this out in our store during normal business hours or purchase here online. If purchased online, you can choose to have it shipped to your home for an additional $10 or choose free in-store pickup and come pick it up during normal business hours. 


Note: All online transactions include 6% tax as well as 3% CC processing fee. These processing fees are already worked into the price given on the product. If you purchase direct from our store, you will save 3%, from the price shown here, when paying with cash. 


    We offer a 10 day return policy on items that arrive in a condition that is unlike what was listed. 


    Our standard shipping is $10 or you may pickup for FREE at our Alpena, MI location: 200 N. 2nd Ave. Alpena MI 49707.