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Orange Tree Orchard Vase

The story of the Orange Tree Orchard Vase being in 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.

Dave Doty shared this letter written by Mark Sider in 2005:

“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.”