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Northwood Heart & Flowers PCE Bowl - Lime Green
Northwood Heart & Flowers PCE Bowl - Lime Green
430,01$ US
2 days 0 hours

21 Bids
Fenton Holly Ruffled Bowl -  Blue Opal
Fenton Holly Ruffled Bowl - Blue Opal
365,01$ US
1 hours 5 mins

31 Bids
Blue Carnival Glass Vase
Blue Carnival Glass Vase
U$ 330,00
3 days
Blue Carnival Glass Vase
330,00$ US
3 days 18 hours

11 Bids
Northwood Rose Show Ruffled Bowl - Ice Blue Opal -
Northwood Rose Show Ruffled Bowl - Ice Blue Opal -
280,00$ US
2 days 0 hours

14 Bids
Northwood Daisy & Drape Vase - Aqua Opal
Northwood Daisy & Drape Vase - Aqua Opal
270,00$ US
2 days 0 hours

13 Bids
Aqua Opal Peacocks on the Fence Carnival Glass Bowl, no defects, really pretty
Aqua Opal Peacocks on the Fence Carnival Glass Bowl, no defects, really pretty
255,01$ US
6 days 0 hours

5 Bids
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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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Looks familiar Diana L. Sizemore Belcher December 21st, 2017 03:01
Beautiful Diana L. Sizemore Belcher December 21st, 2017 02:56
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I have this piece in plum, it's gorgeous Bonnie Johnson May 28th, 2015 05:05
I see you are beginning to collect carnival glass. it is not as popular as it once was so prices should be more reasonable. Lola Geselowitz May 27th, 2015 22:34
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Carnival Glass Collection of Louis & Lorraine Stark at auction this Saturday May 23rd 10am. Matthew Bullock Auctioneers 409 E Stevenson Rd Ottawa IL Over 300 pieces of A... Matt Bullock May 18th, 2015 20:38
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