Anthony Rosena of Fenton Art Glass Company of Williamstown WV designed the Chessie Compote which was produced in late 1970 at the request of Cyrus Eaton (1883-1979), then Chairman of the Board of the Chesapeake & Ohion Railway. Featuring the C&O's distinctive sleeping cat trademark, Mr Eaton used them as gifts sending them worldwide to heads of state, his business friends and also to friends of the railway. C&O employees loved them, so more were produced and the 1970 Dark Carnival Glass Compote became the first of a series. The Chessie Compotes were produced irregularly until Fenton, after 105 years, ceased traditional art glass production in late 2011. The last two Chessie compotes were C&OHS (Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society) Limited Editions. Most editions are hallmarked and starting in 1995 some were produced specifically for the C&OHS. Earlier editions were produced for the Fenton Gift Shop and some were produced for QVC. |
This collection includes 18 pieces shown L to R below:
Of the known production, only the 1998 Topaz is missing.
We prefer to sell the collection complete as shown.
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