Persian Medallion, Fenton   Updated 6/3/2014

Persian Medallion, with it's ring of embroidered medallions, displays a definite Moorish influence. The pattern was produced from about 1911 to the early 1920s. Nine-inch plates, like the one shown above in green, are quite hard to find. There are also 6-inch plates, 7-7 1/2 inch plates, and very rare chop plates. The bonbons are distinguished by the wide range of colors in which they are found. The one shown is in red, a fairly common color in this pattern. The Persian Medallion pattern was used on the interior of some Wreath of Roses punch sets. To view Persian Medallion rarities, click here. Fenton reissued Persian Medallion plates, bowls, goblets, and compotes.
Plates, 9 inch

Amethyst, 5,250 (2002)*

Blue, 115, 145, 285 (all 2012),
   70, 100, 110, 170, 300, 475 (all 2013), 215 (2014)

Blue, Bearded Berry ext, 2,200 (2006),
   1,900 (2007)

Blue, tricorner, 300 (2009)

Green, 4,250 (1997), 3,750 (2003), 2,500 (2011)

Marigold, 275 (2010), 175, 235, 1,400 (all 2011),
   150, 425 (both 2012)

Marigold, Bearded Berry ext, 2,600 (2006),
   425, 675 (both 2009)

Marigold, exceptional, 2,900 (2002), 2,600 (2006)

Marigold, 2 sides up, 4,100 (2002), 4,100 (2010)

White, 2,200 (2005), 1,300, 1,400 (both 2008),
   1,100 (2010), 600 (2012)

Plates, 7--7 1/2 inch

Amethyst, 300 (2005), 180 (2007), 135 (2010)

Blue, 65 (2008), 95 (2009), 60 (2010)

Green, 325 (2002), 375 (2003), 325 (2004),
   185 (2006), 125 (2008), 190 (2012)

Marigold, 170 (2002), 125, 135 (both 2004),
   60 (2006), 33 (2008), 35 (2010)

Plates, small, 6 inch

Amethyst, 38, 130 (both 2007), 125 (2009),
   425 (2010), 200 (2013)

Amethyst, tricorner, 120 (2000), 110 (2004)

Amethyst, black, 180 (2006), 75 (2008),
   125 (2009), 70, 110 (both 2010), 50 (2012)

Blue, 40-70

Blue, tricorner, 300 (2009)

Blue, 4 sides up, 90 (2009)

Green, 185, 200, 325 (all 2006), 600 (2008),
   80, 225, 300 (all 2010), 300 (2012)

Lime green, 115 (2003), 95 (2008), 115 (2013)

Marigold, 15-25

Marigold, pumpkin, 250, 375 (both 2006)

Vaseline, 310 (1998), 400 (2005), 180 (2008)

Vaseline, square, 175 (2002)

Chop plates, about 10 inches

Blue, 130, 325 (both 2011), 200 (2012),
   160, 120 (both 2013), 65, 150 (both 2014)

Berry sets, 7 piece

Blue, 400 (2013)

Green, 175 (2005)

Marigold, 425 (2001)

* Amethyst Persian Medallion plates were one of the first reissues Fenton made. Some of these early plates did not have the Fenton logo. Because of this, they are often thought to be of the classic era. So, be very cautious when buying these amethyst plates--most are not old.

Glen Thistlewood, in commenting about these amethyst/purple 9-inch plates, says "The one in current consideration has a Bearded Berry back -- and the pattern is very different from the old version of Bearded Berry. On the old one, the fruits and stem are set onto a plain background. But on the newer re-issue, there is a complex "scale-filler" everywhere (it looks a bit like veins or a web or perhaps crackle). There are other small differences too. The re-issued Bearded Berry is clearly different to the Classic, old Bearded Berry -- but possibly because it is a pattern that many of us don't give a second glance to, it can be missed."

Bonbons or card trays

Amber, 190 (2010)

Amberina, 175, 400 (both 2001), 560 (2006),
   375 (2012)

Amethyst, 35 (2007), 25 (2008),
   40, 70 (both 2010), 45 (2012), 35 (2014)

Aqua, 125 (2008), 75, 95 (both 2009),
   45, 125 (both 2010), 70 (2012), 135 (2014)

Blue, 20-35

Blue, powder, 500 (1996), 105 (2010)

Celeste blue, 475, 750 (both 2010),
   475 (2012), 700 (2013)

Green, 30-50

Lime green, 30 (2010), 85 (2011),
   140 (2012), 40, 70 (both 2013)

Marigold, 15-25

Marigold on moonstone, 350 (1998),
   320 (2012)

Red, 275, 325 (both 2011),
   160, 175, 225, 325, 450 (all 2013)

Sapphire blue, 350 (1998)

Vaseline, 65 (2010), 75, 90 (both 2012),
   35, 50, 75 (all 2013), 60 (2014)

Bowls, large, about 10 inches, round, ruffled, 3/1

Amethyst, 125 (2007), 28 (2010), 95 (2011),
   30, 65, 70 (all 2012), 60 (2013)

Blue, 95, 250 (2009), 43, 115, 250 (all 2010),
   95 (2013)

Green, 45, 145 (both 2012),
   160 (2013), 130 (2014)

Ice green, ice cream shape,
   1,478 (eBay 2004)

Lavender, 300 (1993)

Marigold, 45 (2013)

White, 300 (1995)

Bowls, 8-9 inches, round, ruffled, 3/1, or CRE

Amethyst, 33, 55, 100 (all 2010), 50 (2013),
   60 (2014)

Blue, 45, 55, 150, 380 (all 2010), 30 (2011),
   55, 60, 65 (all 2012), 55 (2013)

Blue, electric, 3/1 edge, 1,000 (2002),
   2,100 (2007)

Green, 95 (2007), 100 (2008),
   110, 115 (both 2009), 85 (2010)

Marigold, 105 (2009), 35, 40 (both 2010),
   55 (2014)

Marigold, pumpkin irid., 210 (2002)

Red, 700 (2006), 2,000 (2010), 2,300 (2013),
   800 (2014)

Small bowls or sauces

Amethyst, 20, 30 (both 2011), 10 (2013)

Aqua, 110 (2000), 65 (2011), 55 (2013)

Blue, 20-30

Blue, 4 sides up, 60 (2008), 90 (2009)

Blue, powder, 30 (2008), 35 (2012),
   35 (2013)

Green, 20-35

Green, candy ribbon edge, 70 (2003)

Lime green, 25 (2002)

Marigold, 10-20

Red, 700 (2007), 975 (2009), 250 (2013)

Sapphire blue, ice cream shape, 80 (2012)

White, ice cream shape, 40 (1996),
   75 (2008)

Footed fruit bowls (Grape and Cable exterior, Persian Medallion interior).

Amethyst, 100, 120, 130 (all 2012),
   95, 100 (both 2013), 85, 90, 105 (all 2014)

Amethyst, large, 700 (1998)

Aqua, 825 (1999), 550 (2002), 675 (2005)

Blue, 80 (2011), 130, 255 (both 2012),
   85, 110 (both 2013), 95, 120, 150 (all 2014)

Blue, powder, 300 (2005), 200, 250 (both 2007)

Blue opal, 1,100 (2001)

Green, 80, 165, 190, 210 (all 2010), 210 (2011),
   165, 200 (both 2012), 210 (2013),
   130, 180 (2014)

Green, large, 2000 (1994), 1,000 (1998)

Ice green, small flake on ruffle, 1,325 (eBay 2012)

Ice green, minor heat check, base, 475 2012)

Marigold, 35-60

Smoke, 1,700 (2005)

Vaseline, lime, 410 (2008)

White, 3,000 (2004)

Fruit bowls, plain interior

Amethyst, 155, 300 (both 2006), 230 (2007)

Blue, 180 (2008), 325 (2010)

Green, 165, 200 (both 2004), 160 (2010)

Marigold, 115 (2009)

White, 700 (1998), 275 (2008)

Fruit set, 6-7 pieces, Persian Medallion interior

Marigold, 155 (2010), 15 (2014)

Sauces, Grape and Cable exterior (intended to match fruit bowls)

Marigold, 40-60

Cake set, 6 pieces, chop & five 6-inch plates

Blue, 300 (2014)

Compotes are found in two sizes. The larger has the medallion pattern on the exterior; the smaller has a wide panel exterior.

Compotes, large

Amethyst/purple, 185 (2006), 95 (2008),
   45 (2012), 160 (2014)

Blue, 40-60

Green, 90, 155, 450 (all 2008),
   115 (2010), 45 (2014)

Marigold, 25-40

Teal, 300 (2008)

White, 550 (2003), 300 (2013)

Compotes, small (scarce size)

Amethyst, 65 (2005), 50 (2008),
   30 (2009)

Blue, 25, 45 (both 2005), 55 (2006),
   40 (2008), 40 (2012)

Green, 95 (2007), 75 (2008), 65 (2010)

Green, tight crimp, 400 (2000)

Marigold, 20 (2008)

White, 145, 625 (both 2001), 75 (2008)

The rosebowls with a square top opening are called hair receivers.

Rosebowls

Amethyst, 180 (2001), 80 (2010)

Blue, 65 (2008), 55, 175 (both 2009),
   85 (2010), 55 (2013)

Clambroth, 30-50

Green, 1,650 (1998)

Green, pinhead, 350 (2001)

Marigold, 28, 80, 100 (all 2011),
   45, 65 (2012), 200 (2013)

White, 50, 60 (both 2010),
   55, 85 (both 2012), 95 (2013)

Hair receivers, square opening

Blue, 65, 130 (both 2006), 90 (2010),
   75 (2012), 75, 95 (both 2014)

Marigold, 25-50

White, 155 (2007), 90 (2009),
   70 (2010)