Fish Paperweight, Fenton
Fenton first made these 5-inch tall paperweights in amethyst in 1970-1972 (item #5193). They have since made them in many other colors including blue, green, and red. Prices on eBay vary from as little as $12 to as much as $50--with an average of $25 to $30. Colors seem to make little difference in the price, which depends more on how badly the buyer wants the piece. The red example on the right is apparently from a slightly different mold as it is only 4 inches tall and has a slightly different base. It sold on ebay in 2003 for $41. Also see Sunfish.

7/26/04