Fenton Art Glass 2 sizes of Covered Rooster Boxes
&
3 sizes of Standing Roosters
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.Appears in Fenton moulds and also in all
Verlys, Paden City and US Glass moulds
used at Fenton.
The logo is paced in the mold by the Fenton mould shop. The "9" indicates produced in the decade
of the nineties. The "0" replaces the "9" in mould used from 2000 - 2009.

The practice of marking moulds with embedded logos & decade indicators began in 1983. Used in moulds that were
acquired from McKee or moulds purchased from other glass companies. Verlys, Paden City and US Glass were the
exceptions to this rule. A "9" to denote the decade of the nineties began appearing with this mark in 1996. (script F
oval)


The "Fenton" logo is sandblasted onto pieces in which the mould logo may not show well. This logo is only used in
moulds from Fenton, Verlys, Paden City and US Gl
ass. The "9" indicates produced in the decade of the nineties.
(fenton dotted logo)

COLORS:
Carnival glass was first introduced at the Fenton plant in 1907 and this popular pressed ware became one
of their major products. Old carnival was poured 1907-1920; new carnival was poured 1970-1983 [Hea
cock,
Third 25 Years,  pp.145-153]. According to one source, the first item poured in the new carnival was the 5” hen on nest
covered dish [http://www.collectoronline.com]. Fenton did not produce milk glass until 1933, and by 1955 it was the
major color in their line [Heacock,
Second 25 years
, p.5].

Early production also included chocolate, custard, and pressed plus mold blown
opalescent glass. The 1940s saw crests of different colors being added to each piece by hand.  

Through the years Fenton has added beauty to their glass by decorating it with hand painting, acid etching, color
staining, and copper wheel cutting. Since Fenton has always done painting and decoration on their glass, it is not
surprising to see many HONS with some painting or entirely painted.

Fenton’s vaseline is called Topaz Opalescent (TO) and was made in 1950-62, 1980, 1997, and 2000.

In the 1976, purple slag was made for Levay Distributing Company. Ruby slag for the same company was made in
1984.

For a list of all Fenton colors from 1905 – 2002, see the following
Web sites:

http://www.fentonfan.com/Misc/ColorCodes.htm

http://www.garlic.com/~erniec/fen_code.htm
Fenton #4680 7” RoosterBox measurements:
Base 7-1/16” x 5-5/8”; Top 6-1/2” x 5-1/8”
Large apx. 6 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" long, 5 1/2" wide
The top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor
went out of business in 1984. The mould was modified to have small, The
top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor
round molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It is marked with a script
round molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It is marked with a script
“F” indicating that the mould was acquired from some source other than
Fenton. It was put in production in 1991. However, the Atterbury/Challinor
Taylor style base is smaller than either of those, and smaller than the
one that Fenton used on their large hen. The base is the one that
Westmoreland used on their Eagle covered dish and was acquired by
Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank Fenton, the base
came with the rooster mould. It should be noted that the top rim of the
Fenton rooster is wider and thicker than the Challinor Taylor or
Westmoreland rooster top rim.
#6483 5” rooster: Base 5-3/8” x 4-1/4”; Top 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”
Fenton acquired this mould when the L.G. Wright factory closed in 1999 and first
entered the Fenton line in 2000. It is marked with a script “F” indicating that the
mould was acquired from some other source than Fenton.mould number for Note:
mould number for bottom is #L2412 SEE following
section on “Moulds” for a discussion of the origin of this mould, and “Colors”
section for colors produced.
Taylor copy) rooster.
6 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" long, 5 1/2" wide
Fenton acquired the mould when Westoreland went out of business in 1984.
The mould was modified to have small, round moded eyes instead of the eye
sockets. It is marked with a script  “F” indicating that the mould was acquired
from some source other than Fenton. It was put in production in 1991.
However, the Atterbury/Challinor Taylor style base is smaller than either of
those, and smaller than the one that Fenton used on their large hen. The
base is the one that Westmoreland used on their Eagle covered dish and was
acquired by Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank Fenton,
the base came with the rooster mould.  It should be noted that the top rim of
the Fenton rooster is wider and thicker than the Challinor Taylor or  
Westmoreland rooster top rim
.SEE following section on “Moulds” for a discussion of the origin of this mould,
and “Colors” section for colors produced
The top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor
Taylor copy) rooster. Fenton acquired the mould when Westmoreland went
out of business in 1984. The mould was modified to have small, round
molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It is marked with a script “F”
indicating that the mould was acquired from some source other than
Fenton. It was put in production in 1991. However, the Atterbury/Challinor
Taylor style base is smaller than either of those, and smaller than the one
that Fenton used on their large hen. The base is the one that
Westmoreland used on their Eagle covered dish and was acquired by
Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank Fenton, the base
came with the rooster mould. It should be noted that the top rim of the
Fenton rooster is wider and thicker than the Challinor Taylor or
Westmoreland rooster top rim. SEE following section on “Moulds” for a
discussion of the origin of this mould, and “Colors” section for colors
produced
The large rooster (#4680) is a reproduction of the Westmoreland large
rooster, which itself was a copy of the Challinor Taylor rooster.

5. #6483 5” rooster: Base 5-3/8” x 4-1/4”; Top 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”
Fenton acquired this mould when the L.G. Wright factory closed in 1999
and first entered the Fenton line in 2000. It is marked with a script “F”
indicating that the mould was acquired from some other source than
Fenton. (Note: mould number for bottom is #L2412) SEE following section
on “Moulds” for a discussion of the origin of this mould, and “Colors”
section for colors produced.
The small rooster (#6483) is a reproduction of the L.G. Wright small
rooster. The L.G. Wright small rooster top was a copy of the old McKee
rooster top, but the base was a new mould that Wright had made.
There are two sizes of Fenton’s rooster boxes and both are relative new comers to the Fenton Curio Coop, and are fairly
easy to identify as Fenton, since both were introduced on either end of the 1990s decade, long after Fenton began marking
their pieces with embedded logos. There are no “pre-logo” rooster boxes, despite the incorrect information frequently
passed along by uniformed sellers, especially by those selling on eBay.

All inline Fenton Rooster Boxes of first quality should be marked with Fenton’s embedded logo, and a decade indicator.
There are many other key distinguishing characteristics unique to Fenton’s roosters that can make sorting through online
listings short work, once you know what to look for-aside from Fenton’s logo and stickers. Buyers should beware of auctions
with items that are claimed to be Fenton based on nothing more than a Fenton sticker, which can be easily removed and
applied to a non Fenton item.
#4680 7” rooster: Base 7-1/16” x 5-5/8”; Top 6-1/2” x 5-1/8”
The top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor Taylor copy)
rooster. Fenton acquired the mould when Westmoreland went out of business in 1984.
The mould was modified to have small, round molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It
other than Fenton. It was put in production in 1991. However, the Atterbury/Challinor
used on their large hen. The base is the one that Westmoreland used on their Eagle
covered dish and was acquired by Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank
Fenton, the base came with the rooster mould. It should be noted that the top rim of the
Fenton rooster is wider and thicker than the Challinor Taylor or Westmoreland rooster
top rim. SEE following section on “Moulds” for a discussion of the origin of this mould,
and “Colors” section for colors produced
The large rooster (#4680) is a reproduction of the Westmoreland large rooster, which
itself was a copy of the Challinor Taylor rooster.


5. #6483 5” rooster: Base 5-3/8” x 4-1/4”; Top 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”
Fenton acquired this mould when the L.G. Wright factory closed in 1999 and first entered
the Fenton line in 2000. It is marked with a script “F” indicating that the mould was
acquired from some other source than Fenton. (Note: mould number for bottom is
#L2412) SEE following section on “Moulds” for a discussion of the origin of this mould,
and “Colors” section for colors produced.
The small rooster (#6483) is a reproduction of the L.G. Wright small rooster. The L.G.
Wright small rooster top was a copy of the old McKee rooster top, but the base was a
new mould that Wright had made.
Fenton #4680 8” Rooster Box
measurements
:
Base 7-1/16” x 5-5/8”; Top 6-1/2” x 5-1/8”
The top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor Taylor copy) rooster. Fenton
acquired the mould when Westmoreland went out of business in 1984. The mould was modified to have
small, round molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It is marked with a script “F” indicating that the
mould was acquired from some source other than Fenton. It was put in production in 1991. However,
the Atterbury/Challinor Taylor style base is smaller than either of those, and smaller than the one that
Fenton used on their large hen. The base is the one that Westmoreland used on their Eagle covered
dish and was acquired by Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank Fenton, the base came
with the rooster mould. It should be noted that the top rim of the Fenton rooster is wider and thicker
than the Challinor Taylor or Westmoreland rooster top rim.
measurements:
Base 7-1/16” x 5-5/8”; Top 6-1/2” x 5-1/8”
The top of this rooster is a reproduction of the Westmoreland (Challinor Taylor copy) rooster. Fenton
acquired the mould when Westmoreland went out of business in 1984. The mould was modified to have
small, round molded eyes instead of the eye sockets. It is marked with a script “F” indicating that the
mould was acquired from some source other than Fenton. It was put in production in 1991. However,
the Atterbury/Challinor Taylor style base is smaller than either of those, and smaller than the one that
Fenton used on their large hen. The base is the one that Westmoreland used on their Eagle covered
dish and was acquired by Fenton at the Westmoreland sale. According to Frank Fenton, the base came
with the rooster mould. It should be noted that the top rim of the Fenton rooster is wider and thicker
than the Challinor Taylor or Westmoreland rooster top rim.