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.

VERY RARE VINTAGE FENTON SAILBOATS LAVENDER CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL
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Ice Blue Northwood Carnival Glass Peacock Urn Bowl 1 Sauce
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c1912 Northwood Carnival Glass PLATE Three Fruits STIPPLED Blue
c1912 Northwood Carnival Glass PLATE  Three Fruits  STIPPLED Blue $137.00
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NORTHWOOD CARNIVAL GLASS DRAPERY ROSE BOWL
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antique FENTON carnival glass PLUME PANELS VASE green ELECTRIC IRIDESCENCE
antique FENTON carnival glass PLUME PANELS VASE green ELECTRIC IRIDESCENCE $45.00
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ANTIQUE FENTON BLUE CARNIVAL GLASS BALL FOOTED ICE CREAM SHAPE BOWL 10 1 2
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Dugan Carnival Glass Garden Path Peach Opalescent Bowl
Dugan Carnival Glass Garden Path Peach Opalescent Bowl $40.00
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FENTON April Showers Green 75 Carnival Glass Vase
FENTON April Showers Green 75 Carnival Glass Vase $15.95
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c1913 Imperial Carnival Glass mini Vase Rococo in SMOKE
c1913 Imperial Carnival Glass mini Vase Rococo in SMOKE $72.00
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Fenton Carnival Glass Blue Horse Medallion JIP Jack in the Pulpit Bowl
Fenton Carnival Glass Blue Horse Medallion JIP Jack in the Pulpit Bowl $100.00
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Vintage Imperial Carnival Glass Candy Jar Louis XIV 14th Smoke Peacock Purple
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RARE VINTAGE MILLERSBURG GREEN RAYS AND RIBBONS CARNIVAL GLASS BOWL
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White Northwood Carnival Glass Fine Cut Roses Candy Dish W Fancy Interior
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FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS ELECTRIC BLUE HOLLY BOWL
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Vintage Carnival Glass Purple Peacock Sugar Bowl and Creamer
Vintage Carnival Glass Purple Peacock Sugar Bowl and Creamer $24.75
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Northwood Carnival Glass Vase Drapery Pattern Marigold
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c1916 Northwood Carnival 3 leg Rose Bowl Daisy and Plume Electric Blue
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Carnival Glass Fenton Orange Tree Marigold Flowers Luster 3 Footed Rose Bowl
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FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS FIGURE OF TROUT 5 1 2 TALL NICE BLUE COLOR
FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS FIGURE OF TROUT 5 1 2 TALL NICE BLUE COLOR $39.00
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Northwood Carnival Glass Vase Feather pattern 7 inches tall Alaskan Finish
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3 Piece Carnival Glass Set by Imperial USA for Brockway Windmill Octagon BOX
3 Piece Carnival Glass Set by Imperial USA for Brockway Windmill Octagon BOX $22.99
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FENTON CARNIVAL GLASS COBALT BLUE BLACKBERRY BASKET WEAVE 7 OPEN EDGE BOWL
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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.