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    Posted 4 years ago

    Nuclearbun…
    (34 items)

    Carnival glass is moulded or pressed glass, always with a pattern and always with a shiny, metallic, 'iridescent' surface shimmer.

    The keys to its appeal were that it looked superficially like the very much finer and very much more expensive blown iridescent glass by Tiffany, Loetz and others and also that the cheerful bright finish caught the light even in dark corners of the home.

    Both functional and ornamental objects were produced in the carnival finish and patterns ranged from simple through geometric and 'cut' styles to pictorial and figurative. A wide range of colours and colour combinations were used but the most common colours accounted for a large proportion of output, so scarce colours can today command very high prices on the collector market.

    Liked the colour and design. For $0.99 I thought what the heck.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      You got a bargain for .99 cents! It's beautiful.
    2. Nuclearbungalow Nuclearbungalow, 4 years ago
      Thank you. Any idea of value of these? Is it carnival glass?
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      yes, it is carnival glass. a good site for carnival glass including values is ddoty.com:
      http://www.ddoty.com/peacocktail.html
    4. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      I'd have to say Imperial Glass. Not sure of the exact pattern, but it you do some searching with "Imperial Glass Ruffled Bowl" I'm sure you'll narrow it down in no time. We do have a participant on the forum here, who if he see's it, will tell you exactly what it is in 2 seconds. This is the link for my Imperial Glass Bowl, similar to yours.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/172823-imperial-glass-pansies-ruffled-bowl-in-g
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Nuclearbungalow, Welcome to CW
      Very nice first post, congratulations on your find.
      After we discuss on the hunting field, you do some class on this, impressive write up.

      P.S I forgot to warning you on that, CW is quite addictive, obviously not much as hunting, LOL ;-D

      Regards
      Alan
    6. Nuclearbungalow Nuclearbungalow, 4 years ago
      Thank you for getting me motivated to finally post.
      Cheers
      Rob

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