Carnival Glass

Carnival glass (a.k.a. pressed glass) is prized by collectors for its iridescence. Originally known as “Iridill” at the turn of the 20th century, the name Carnival Glass was adopted in the 1950’s because it was often given away as a prize at carnivals.

Collectors covet it for the myriad of designs and colors to be found and the range of iridescence from piece to piece. Vases, bowls, plates, and the like are cherished by their owners for their uniqueness.

NORTHWOOD CARNIVAL GLASS 3 FRUITS BERRY SET STUNNING COLOR FREE SHIPPING
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Fantastic Northwood Carnival Glass Ice Blue Peacocks on the Fence Ruffled Bowl
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Spectacular Northwood Carnival Glass Electric Blue on Amethyst Peacocks Plate
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Blue Northwood Carnival Glass Bushel Basket
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Vintage Northwood Exceptionally Beautiful Electric Purple Carnival Glass w Gold
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VINTAGE INDIANA CARNIVAL GLASS HARVEST BLUE GRAPES VINES CANDY JAR HUMIDOR
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Carnival Glass Imperial Electric Purple Diamond Lace Pitcher with 6 Glasses
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VINTAGE NORTHWOOD COBALT CARNIVAL GLASS THREE FRUITS 7 1 2 RUFFLED EDGE BOWL
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Vintage Fenton Lettered Carnival Glass Parkersburg 1914 Elks Plate in Blue
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Northwood Carnival Glass 5 1 4 Wild Strawberry Bowl
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Amethyst FERN BRAND CHOCOLATES Advertising Dish
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INDIANA GLASS FOOTED IRIDESCENT BLUE CARNIVAL 12 FRUIT BOWL
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Carnival Glass Northwood Sunflower Spatula Footed Marigold Bowl
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Northwood Oxblood Fiery Amethyst Good Luck Carnival Glass PCE Bowl
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NORTHWOOD CARNIVAL GLASS GREEN TREE TRUNK VASE
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Antique Fenton Carnival Glass Amethyst Fluffy Peacock Pitcher
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Incredible Northwood Pumpkin Good Luck Carnival Glass PCE Bowl with Thin Base
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Northwood Carnival Glass Grape Cable Amethyst Hatpin Holder 2
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CARNIVAL BEAUTIFUL NORTHWOOD ICE BLUE PEACOCKS ON THE FENCE PLATE
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Spectacular Fenton Electric Blue Peacock and Urn Carnival Glass Plate
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The key to its appeal is the similarity of carnival glass to the world famous and very expensive blown iridescent glass by Tiffany & Company. Pressed glass gets its iridescence from the application of metallic salts while the glass is still hot. Once it has cooled down it is re-fired to bring out its depth of color and iridescence.

Though pressed glass was first produced in 1908 by Fenton, and U.S. companies dominated world production through time, some noted European manufacturers made significant contributions to the industry. Companies in Australia were made famous for their depiction of the country's magnificent flora and fauna. English companies succeeded with their use of swan, hen, and dolphin pieces, which drove their industry for many years.