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.

FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS ORANGE TREES WITH TWIG BLUE IRREDESCENT NUT BOWL
FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS ORANGE TREES WITH TWIG BLUE IRREDESCENT NUT BOWL $14.00
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Amber Carnival Glass Ruffled Footed Candy Dish VINTAGE RARE Beautiful
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Rare Northwood Ice Blue Hearts and Flowers Stippled Ray carnival Glass Bowl
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Carnival Glass Fenton Floral Leaf Pattern Iridescent Marigold Amber Bowl 9W
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Antique Northwood Basketweave With Stippled Rays Green Carnival Glass Bowl
Antique Northwood Basketweave With Stippled Rays Green Carnival Glass Bowl $22.99
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Carnival Glass Bowl with Black Glass Base
Carnival Glass Bowl with Black Glass Base $8.50
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Lot of 25 pieces of Carnival Glass
Lot of 25 pieces of Carnival Glass $25.00
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NORTHWOOD ICE GREEN DRAPERY CARNIVAL GLASS VASE SUPER PRETTY
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Indiana Glass Amber Carnival Glass Lily Pons Bowl
Indiana Glass Amber Carnival Glass Lily Pons Bowl $11.99
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Antique Fenton Carnival Glass Green Thistle 3 in 1 Ruffled Edge 8 Bowl
Antique Fenton Carnival Glass Green Thistle 3 in 1 Ruffled Edge 8 Bowl $29.95
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Vintage Fenton Purple Blue Carnival Orange Tree Orchard Creamer Pitcher 45 Inch
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FENTON ORANGE TREE MARIGOLD CARNIVAL GLASS PUNCH BOWL BASE 5 CUPS
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SET OF 5 ANTIQUE IMPERIAL CARNIVAL GLASS PROPELLER MARIGOLD FOOTED COMPOTES 1910
SET OF 5 ANTIQUE IMPERIAL CARNIVAL GLASS PROPELLER MARIGOLD FOOTED COMPOTES 1910 $29.99
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carnival glass
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VINTAGE INDIANA GLASS HEN ON A NEST CARNIVAL GLASS AMBER MARIGOLD CANDY SERVIN
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Blue FENTON Orange Tree Hat Pin Holder with damage COLOR
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Vintage Fenton Art Glass Amethyst Peacock Flowers Carnival Glass Vase
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Carnival Glass Fenton PANELED DANDELION Amethyst Tumbler 3320
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Antique Fenton Carnival Glass Marigold Orange Tree Footed Bowl 8 inch
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ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASS VINTAGE AMETHYST NORTHWOOD GRAPE CABLE BOWL
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Red Carnival glass punch bowl set
Red Carnival glass punch bowl set $165.00
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Antique FENTON Iridized Carnival Glass Vase Cobalt Blue Butterfly
Antique FENTON Iridized Carnival Glass Vase Cobalt Blue Butterfly $35.00
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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.