Briar Patch, Fenton   Updated 12/27/2012

A seldom seen pattern, Briar Patch gets little attention because so few people recognize it. It is much like Fenton's other hat shapes but has four groups of berries or briars at the very edge and four more toward the center--separated by a textured band. There is an octagonal base that rises to flutes on the back. Even auctioneers usually miss this one, often identifying it as Blackberry Spray. In blue, I have records of only a handfull selling in recent years, most recently in 2010 for $75 and 2012 for $45.