Towards the end of the Great Depression they also produced perfume bottles for the Wrisley Company in 1938.The bottles were made in French opalescent glass with the hobnail pattern.This area of Sweden is now known for its production of glass due to the availability of natural resources and knowledge of the glass industry.Orrefors originally made windows and utilitarian glassware. From 1905 to 1920, the designs made there were heavily influenced by two other glass companies: Tiffany and Steuben.But the many different colors were the work of Jacob Rosenthal, a famous glass chemist who is known for developing chocolate and golden agate glass.During the Great Depression and World War II, Fenton produced practical items (such as mixing bowls and tableware) due to shortages.
Hobnail milk glass would become the top-selling line and allowed the Fenton company to expand.
In the late 1940s, the top three members of Fenton's management died. "Bill" Fenton immediately stepped in and took over the positions of President and Vice President, respectively.
Over the next thirty years, they continued to expand Fenton Art Glass, despite a large number of glass factories closing down. Fenton, Frank's son, took over as President of the company.
The following markings are the standard backstamps you are most likely to see on the vast majority of Hummel figurines. From the first figurine in 1935 until 1949 the following 3 trademarks were used.
These are referred to as the Crown Marks and are Trademark 1 or TMK-1.