Fenton Blue Opalescent Hobnail Fairy Lamp
Fairy lamps originated in the mid 1800's as a base, candle, and a chimney or shade. Sources list Samuel Clarke as the person who patented the first fairy lamps in England with conflicting patent dates ranging from the 1850's to the 1880's. They continue to be popular today and Fenton has made several styles of the Fairy Lamp. This 2 piece, Fenton, Blue Opalescent Hobnail Fairy Lamp, catalog number 3608-BO, was produced from 1978-1980. The Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 by brothers Frank and John Fenton and has produced many beautiful pieces that are a constant favorite of collectors.