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.

Small Fenton Marigold Carnival Glass Holly Compote
Small Fenton Marigold Carnival Glass Holly Compote $23.00
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Antique Carnival Glass Northwood Rose Bowl Drapery Pattern
Antique Carnival Glass Northwood Rose Bowl  Drapery Pattern $110.00
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Antique Fenton Holly Carnival Glass Dark Marigold Bowl
Antique Fenton Holly Carnival Glass Dark Marigold Bowl $23.00
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Antique Marigold Ruffled Edge Carnival Glass Bowl Candy Dish Grape and Flower
Antique Marigold Ruffled Edge Carnival Glass Bowl Candy Dish Grape and Flower $23.00
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Fenton Carnival Art Glass Iridescent Candy Dish Bowl Ruffled Edge Peacock Tail
Fenton Carnival Art Glass Iridescent Candy Dish Bowl Ruffled Edge Peacock Tail $22.00
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NORTHWOOD CARNIVAL GLASS STRAWBERRY PLATE
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Northwood Wishbone Ruffled Iridescent Amethyst Carnival Glass Bowl 8 3 Footed
Northwood Wishbone Ruffled Iridescent Amethyst Carnival Glass Bowl 8 3 Footed $46.00
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RARE VINTAGE FENTON BLUE BLACKBERRY CARNIVAL GLASS MINIATURE COMPOTE
RARE VINTAGE FENTON BLUE BLACKBERRY CARNIVAL GLASS MINIATURE COMPOTE $29.99
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Fenton Carnival Glass PANELED DANDELION Tumbler HTF GREEN
Fenton Carnival Glass PANELED DANDELION Tumbler HTF GREEN $35.00
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Vintage Fenton Marigold Carnival Glass Grape Cable 9 Bowl
Vintage Fenton Marigold Carnival Glass Grape  Cable 9 Bowl $22.00
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VIntage Carnival Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl
VIntage Carnival Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl $35.00
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Beautiful Tall Fenton Rib and Diamond Amethyst Carnival Glass Vase 15 3 4 Tall
Beautiful Tall Fenton Rib and Diamond Amethyst Carnival Glass Vase 15 3 4 Tall $27.97
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RARE FENTON AMETHYST DRAGON AND LOTUS ICE CREAM SHAPE CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL
RARE FENTON AMETHYST DRAGON AND LOTUS ICE CREAM SHAPE CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL $145.00
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Vintage Dugan Cherries Marigold Carnival Glass Footed Bowl Cherry Leaves NICE
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FENTON GREEN PANELED DANDELION CARNIVAL GLASS WATER SET Read the Description
FENTON GREEN PANELED DANDELION CARNIVAL GLASS WATER SET Read the Description $199.99
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RARE VINTAGE MILLERSBURG BLACKBERRY WREATH LARGE GREEN ICS CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL
RARE VINTAGE MILLERSBURG BLACKBERRY WREATH LARGE GREEN ICS CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL $75.00
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VINTAGE NORTHWOOD CARNIVAL GLASS SINGING BIRDS MUGS
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Marigold carnival glass pitcher Imperial
Marigold carnival glass pitcher Imperial $10.00
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VINTAGE MARIGOLD IMPERIAL CARNIVAL GLASS STIPPLED ROBIN MUG
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Smith Blue Carnival Glass Vase
Smith Blue Carnival Glass Vase $19.50
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Fenton Lotus Grape BonBon Square 4 sides up Vaseline with Marigold Overlay
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Fenton Peacock Grape Marigold Carnival Glass 7 7 8Spatula Footed Ruffled Bowl
Fenton Peacock  Grape Marigold Carnival Glass 7 7 8Spatula Footed Ruffled Bowl $19.00
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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.