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Millersburg COURTHOUSE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWL~RADIUM PURPLE!
Millersburg COURTHOUSE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWL~RADIUM PURPLE!
492,25$ US
5 hours 38 mins

16 Bids
37 Watchers
Scarce & highly desirable Aqua Opal Rose Show Pattern Carnival Glass Bowl
Scarce & highly desirable Aqua Opal Rose Show Pattern Carnival Glass Bowl
485,00$ US
3 days 4 hours

33 Bids
20 Watchers
Northwood BANDED & STIPPLED GRAPE & CABLE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL LARGE FTD FRUIT BOWL!
Northwood BANDED & STIPPLED GRAPE & CABLE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL LARGE FTD FRUIT BOWL!
270,00$ US
5 hours 40 mins

17 Bids
25 Watchers
carnival glass circa 1920 kangaroo design master bowl
carnival glass circa 1920 kangaroo design master bowl
250,00$ AUS
3 days 12 hours

1 Bids
6 Watchers
A Fantastic HUGE Antique Fenton Rustic 20
A Fantastic HUGE Antique Fenton Rustic 20" Tall Funeral Carnival Glass Vase
262,66$ US
3 days 4 hours

9 Bids
20 Watchers
Rare Stippled Peacocks on Fence Amethyst Northwood Carnival Glass Ruffled Bowl
Rare Stippled Peacocks on Fence Amethyst Northwood Carnival Glass Ruffled Bowl
218,50$ AUS
2 days 14 hours

15 Bids
22 Watchers
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What is Carnival Glass?
In 1907, Fenton introduced a new type of glass called at the time Iridill, now known as carnival glass. It was a more affordable glass that resembled expensive art glass (like Tiffany, Steuben and Loetz) produced at the time. Even if most of it was produced in America, it was also produced around the world by several companies. By the 1950’s, carnival glass was out of fashion. In the 1970’s, it was making its way back, especially with collectors. Today’s collectors are mainly interested in antique carnival glass, some pieces reaching astonishing prices, even in the 6 figures. The most common color is marigold, an orange color. Carnival glass comes in several shapes including table sets, pitcher sets, punch bowls, vases, bowls, plates, etc. Explore this site to see several examples.

Basically, carnival glass is pressed glass with an iridescence finish (oily shine). This finish was obtained by pulverizing metallic salts on the glass while it was still hot and the glass was fired a second time. Back then, quality control was not an issue. Today's collectors are really distinguishing pieces based on the quality of iridescence which influences prices for a same piece, in some cases, more than 10 times.
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