October 2015

Fenton Glass Acquistion

John Barton Company is proud to announce the acquisition of the glass bead jewelry business of Fenton Art Glass Company of Williamstown, WV. The acquisition was finalized in October of 2015, and includes equipment and the rights to produce glass beads for the jewelry market.

Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 by brothers Frank and John Fenton, and ranks among the world's foremost producers of handmade colored art glass. The company is renowned for innovative design and colors, as well as hand-painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware.

John Barton is a 75 year old Philadelphia-based jewelry company. They are marketers of branded licensed products, including Hickey Freeman, English Laundry, Steve Harvey, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Ike Behar, Daniel Dolce, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Elvis Presley.