In the early 1900’s, brothers Frank L. Fenton and John W. Fenton started up the Fenton Art Glass Company. In the 1930’s, they began creating glass products with a hobnail pattern. These beautiful pieces of artwork had a very unique look to them.
Fenton Hobnail patterns are covered in a pattern of bumps characteristic of the thick nails heads used in workmen boots. This pattern of bumps completely covered the items and when first introduced was available in green, cranberry, and clear.
These beautiful pieces became a top seller for brothers Frank and John. The success and popularity of the Fenton Hobnail glass items allowed the company to expand and grow despite the state of the economy during the years of the Great Depression and World War II.