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|This site about Fenton's Art Glass Hens, Roosters, and other Fenton poultry was designed, created and hosted, for all who share an interest in brand name Fenton Art Glass Hens, Roosters, and
their other art glass poultry, all produced in the USA from the early 1950's until the company closed in 2012. To the delight of collectors, Fenton's growing roster of standing and sitting roosters,
their large and small Rooster Boxes, hen on nest dishes, and the fairly rare Fenton Turkey Boxes continue to be produced in the USA by Fenton. This is despite changes in their corporate policies
which required the production of some Fenton wares to be manufactured overseas, a necessary change in order for Fenton to stay in business.
For over a century the Fenton brand name was synonymous with quality glass made in the USA. However, as of 2007 that was no longer the case with all Fenton Art Glass wares. Fenton hen and
rooster enthusiasts were happy to learn that despite the massive restructuring of the Fenton Art Glass Company in 2007 resulting in the out-sourcing of production of some wares to other
countries. However, Fenton's Hens, Roosters and Turkey Boxes continued to be made in the USA, until the company ceased production of all wares. An exception to this is the Fenton glass rooster
Christmas ornament, which is not made in the USA, as many Holiday Ornaments of quality are. As of 2012, Fenton's Hen on Nest dishes, Rooster Boxes, and their standing and "Shelf Sitter"
roosters were produced by Fenton in the USA, with new logos added to Fenton's roster of logos indicating what each of the various logos represented.
2012 saw the last of Fenton's newly produced inline hens on nest dishes, rooster boxes, other roosters, chickens, and turkey boxes, when after fighting to keep the company going, the furnaces of
Fenton Art Glass were forced to shut down and cool permanently-after more than 100 years of producing glass of highest quality-made in the USA.
Today, Fenton maintains success as a collectible on many secondary online & brick and mortar market venues, including eBay-but must BUYERS BEWARE!
Fenton Hen And Rooster is a site comprised of several sections each of which addresses a wide range of topics, relative to enjoying the art of collecting brand Fenton Art Glass poultry via the many
venues currently available on the Internet. The site's page called Introduction to Online Fenton hen and rooster Collecting has helpful tips and information about why Buyers should beware-which
the following section about the Features and Characteristics of Fenton's hen on nest forms takes a few steps further. Additional tips, notes and information about why Buyers should Beware when
buying Fenton from photos and written descriptions, such as those found on eBay, can also be found throughout the site.
Individual Sections are included about each Fenton Hen on Nest and Rooster moulds, including their Chicken Servers & Hen Egg Plates, the 8" hen on the smooth and later scalloped rim nests,
the 5" hen on nest, both sizes of Rooster Boxes, the three sizes of Standing Roosters, "Shelf Sitter" Roosters, Mini Hens, Turkey Boxes, & special ordered Art Glass poultry produced by Fenton,
such as the Rosalene pieces, marked with HCA and made in Limited Editions, per special order by the Heisey Collector's Association, to be made using the Heisey moulds.
PC displays & monitors do not always show colors as they actually appear in person, which can make determining which Fenton colors are which, especially from online photos, difficult at best.
Learning to recognize Fenton's colors and the assortment of treatments used on their glass, including their hens and roosters is helpful to avoid duplicate purchases, or the purchase of a hen or
rooster listed as Burmese, when it is not.
All too often a Seller unfamiliar with Fenton's colors and glass treatments tend to describe Fenton's colors in their own words, or call painted works "Burmese Glass," which can be misleading and
problematic, to say the least. One seller's "green" may be another seller's "blue," especially when using computer displays which can and do vary in how they show colors. Frequently sellers
describe Fenton's painted hens and roosters as Burmese, when they are white satin that's been hand painted. As of January 2013, with Fenton no longer producing glass, there has never been a
Burmese hen on nest of any mould produced inline by Fenton. Burmese is often mistakenly used to describe painted hens and roosters, however since Fenton leaves the underside of their wares,
and the interiors of their Hen on Nest and Rooster Box moulds unpainted, the original color is visible for the seller, and should also be for potential buyers, via quality photos.
To help solve the color issue, a Section on Color with Photo Galleries, has been included as the perfect companion for the Sections about the specific hens, roosters and other poultry forms produced
by Fenton. These Galleries feature the various Fenton colors, glass types, and the decorative designs of Fenton's poultry forms which are known to have been produced with notes about the colors
Due to the exponential growth of the site, and the many photos used throughout each Section, re-uploading it has required it to be done section by section. This time consuming process is well
underway, and all links should be up and running again soon. A new site wide Search Engine will be uploaded last.
To begin learning more about Fenton Hens, Roosters, and other poultry, and buying from online sources click on the underlined links or the Navigation Bar at the top of this page to open the other
pages. Information about Navigating the Site, what to expect from this site, which topics are covered-and why are listed on the Index and Table of Contents page, a link to which can be found at the
top and bottom of this page. For ease in navigating the site, we've included detailed information about the topics contained in each Section in the Index and Table of Contents. A small Index
containing the basic contents of each page is also conveniently located on the upper left side of each Section.
Please pardon our ongoing site construction. We believe it is important to re-upload what is ready now, even if some sections, and the entire site isn't ready for uploading. We've elected to do this
because we believe the site is beneficial to our fellow collectors. Enjoy your visit, and check back with us again soon as more continues to be added. Feel free to contact us if there's a topic you'd
like to see covered. We hope you enjoy your visit and will check back again as more information and photos are added. Happy hunting!
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