TLC Antiques was proud to be the 2nd largest Fenton Gold Showcase Dealer in the country when Fenton was still in business! Even though they have closed we still carry a large selection of Fenton as we are constantly buying collections! We don't always get everything on line so if you are looking for something special drop me a line!
Depression Glass customers.... GREAT NEWS!!! The new Depression Glass Price Guide by Barbara & Jim Mauzy is finally here! Check out our contributions to this edition of their well known price guide! Look for us under Adam, Cherry Blossom,Cameo,Open Lace, Pillar Optic, Tea Room & Sierra to name a few! Barbara is wonderful to work with and we were honored to be included. Their book is filled with the latest finds and news on your favorite patterns, up to date values, as well as details to help you know how to tell the reproduction from the real thing! I highly recommend her book!
The Chemistry of Aubergine
The key ingredient in making any shade of amethyst glass is manganese dioxide. In its black powder form, this colorant imparts a violet hue to the basic batch of silica sand, soda ash, and lime. As Fenton chemist Wayne King explains, "The more manganese, the stronger the color." For the rich, regal tone we sought, Wayne developed a formula using a small quantity of another colorant often used for making blue in concert with the manganese. "This substance is a very strong colorant," Wayne says. "The amount has to be measured just right every time we melt a batch for the color to be consistent in making the various pressed or blown articles in our 2006 line."