Orange Tree Orchard, Fenton   Updated 12/30/2013
The Orange Tree Orchard has a pattern of orange trees connected by diagonal scrolled fences--making it easy to confuse with Orange Tree Scroll. The design, as well as the shape of the pitcher, is quite different than Orange Tree Scroll. The vase on the right is the only one known. It was made from the pitcher, with handles applied, and sold for $7,000 in 1999. It sold again in 2007 for $14,500. The story is that it was discovered in the mud of the Ohio River, not far from the Fenton factory. Presumably it had been lost in a flood that occured many years before.
Water sets, 7 piece

Blue, 850 (2005), 725 (2009), 1,000 (2012)

Blue, 6 piece, 600 (2013)

Blue, 5 piece, 575 (2013)

Marigold, 225 (2009), 230 (2011), 225 (2012)

White, 425 (2006)

Water pitchers

Blue, 180, 525 (both 2006), 750 (2008),
   450, 650 (both 2010)

Blue, with one tumbler, 475 (2012)

Blue, whimsey top, 2,500 (2003), 525 (2013)

Marigold, 550, 650 (both 2008), 625 (2010), 120 (2013)

White, 260, 350 (both 2007), 300 (2008), 125 (2009),
   550 (2010)

White, with 2 tumblers, 200 (2009)

Tumblers

Blue, 20, 35, 75 (all 2010), 25 (2011), 35 (2012)

Marigold, 15-25

White, 145 (2007), 140 (2009), 75 (2010)
In 2005, I received an email from Mark Siders who said it was good to see the whimsey vase again as he had been an early owner of it. I wrote back asking what he could tell me about it. Here's what he said:

"I'm not sure of the exact year, just that I am 42 years old now and the reason my mother gave it to me was I used to look at it as a baby enjoying the iridescence, she passed it on to me when I got my first apartment. We lived in Marietta Ohio at the time and my father often would fish on the banks of the Ohio river. Years later my Mother and I went to the Fenton Museum where we came upon the pitcher and tumblers. This led to an eventual meeting with Frank Fenton who actually wanted it for the museum. I kept the vase for a few more years, sold it, and used the cash for my first trip to Europe."