Butterfly and Berry, Fenton
Year(s) of Production: 1911-1924 Butler Bros Catalog
Pattern Description: Panels with arched tops and bottoms surround the exterior of these various shapes alternately filled with a butterfly or a spray of berries. Some footed bowls will have an interior pattern of a center butterfly ringed by berries.
Similar Patterns: Fenton's Fantail, Hearts and Trees, Panther
Shapes in Database: Berry Set, Bowl, Butter Dish, Centerpiece Bowl, Creamer, Fernery, Hatpin Holder, Pitcher, Rose Bowl, Spittoon, Spooner, Sugar, Table Set, Tumbler, Vase, Water Set
Colors in Database: Amber, Amethyst/Purple, Black Amethyst, Blue, Green, Lavender, Lime Green/Marigold Overlay, Marigold, Powder Blue/Marigold Overlay, Red, Red Slag, Vaseline/Marigold Overlay, White*
*Not all colors are available in every shape.
About Butterfly and Berry
This pattern consists of vertical, alternating panels topped with a prickley vine – one panel has a stylized butterfly with wide spread wings and horizontal stripes covering the body, the next panel has a hanging bunch of berries and leaves. It was introduced in the mid-Spring 1911 Butler Bros Catalog and was advertised thru 1924.
Fenton made Butterfly & Berry in both an amazing number of shapes and colors. Butterfly & Berry is the exterior pattern for the Fantail, Hearts & Trees and Panther bowls.There are also some interesting whimsies and variants in the Butterfly and Berry pattern.
NOTE:The pattern has been reissued by Fenton (some for LeVay) and faked large bowls (imported by A&A Imports).
The reported shapes include:
- Berry Sets (including large bowls and sauces – all claw footed) (see berryset-butterflyberry)
- Centerpiece Bowls & Ferneries (claw footed) (see centerfernery-butterflyberry)
- Hatpin Holders (claw footed) (see hatpinholder-butterflyberry)
- Table Sets (including Butter Dish/Creamer/Spooner/Sugar – all claw footed) (see tset-butterflyberry)
- Vases (see vase-butterflyberry)
- Water Sets (including Pitcher/Tumbler) (see watersets-butterflyberry)
– Pitcher Variant (see variant-p-butterflyberry)
- Whimsies (see whimsies-butterflyberry)