The original line only lasted two years, and was discontinued in 1955. Since the line wasn’t around that long, the pieces are more sought-after by collectors.
There have been some pieces made to be sold QVC, and the pieces were marked with a paper label. If the pieces have been hand-painted, the artist will sign and date the bottom of the piece. Items that come from the original line will either be unmarked, or have the Fenton name embossed on the bottom.
A picture of the original base can be seen here:
The basket that I have listed in my Etsy store dates to the 1950’s. With a pink interior, it would be a great item for Valentine’s day. It could be given to someone holding candy or even a small piece of jewelry or some flowers.
You can see the Fenton “Black Rose” basket that I have listed in my Etsy store here.