Thistle, Fenton

Fenton used two molds to make this pattern. One was used to make the bowls and rare plates, the other to make the banana boats. Bowls are found in ruffled, three-in-one, ice cream shape, and the tight crimped versions shown above left. While this crimped edge in some Fenton patterns bring a premium price, this doesn't seem to be the case with Thistle. The banana boat, as shown on the right, has the Waterlily and Cattails pattern on the exterior. A related Fenton pattern is the Scotch Thistle, found only in compotes.

Hartung Book One: Thistle

Bowls, 8-9 inches, any edge

Amber, ruffled, 165 (1996), 225 (2008)

Amethyst/purple, 25, 30, 45 (all 2019),
   25, 30, 35, 40, 85 (all 2020), 45, 70 (both 2021)

Aqua, 120 (2017), 90, 160 (both 2020), 90 (2021)

Blue, 45 (2019), 30, 40 (both 2020)

Green, 25 (2019), 20, 25, 35 (all 2020),
   20, 30 (both 2021)

Lavender, three-in-one, 95 (2001)

Marigold, 5, 20 (both 2020), 10, 15, 20 (all 2021)

Marigold, unique iridescense treatment, 600 (2014)

Vaseline, 75 (2016), 85, 105 (both 2017), 130 (2020)

Plates, 9 inches

Amethyst, 800, 950, 1,700 (all 2017), 750 (2018),
   800, 2,600 (2021)

Blue, 12,300 (eBay 2005), 4,750 (2018)

Green, 850 (rough spot, 2020),
   1,450, 1,700, 5,750 (all 2021)

Green, outstanding, 11,000 (2009)

Marigold, 500, 850 (both 2017), 1,000 (2019),
   250, 850, 1,000, 2,700 (all 2020)

Marigold, dark, 3,300 (2019)

Banana boats

Amethyst/purple, 85 (2019), 130 (2020).
   65, 160 (both 2021)

Blue, 130, 250 (both 2019),
   60, 80, 120, 140, 205 (all 2020),
   80, 95, 135, 200 (all 2021)

Green, 80 (2019), 150 (2020), 150 (2021)

Marigold, 35, 40 (2019), 70 (2020),
   20, 30, 40, 45, 75 (all 2021)
This marigold spittoon, 5 inches tall by 6 3/4 inches wide, sold in 2019 for $1,700. I have yet to determine which piece this shape was formed from.
This green plate sold for $3,400 at the 2012 Heart of America Carnival Glass convention auction. Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions

Updated 9/28/2021

Fenton used the bowl/plate mold to make advertising pieces for a company called Horlacher. As shown in the photo to the left, the word "Horlacher" is molded in script on the base of bowls.

Amethyst, 85, 105 (both 2009), 55 (2012),
   60, 145 (both 2015), 60 (2018)

Green, 75 (2014), 60 (2015), 85 (2016),
   50 (2019)

Marigold known but prices not available