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    Posted 2 years ago

    Daisy1000
    (142 items)

    Although early purchasers of what we now call Carnival Glass are thought to have most often bought the pedestal bowls, high and low bowls, and other pieces for homes and offices because they could not afford the higher price of such as Tiffany glass, that reasoning does not explain the determination of contemporary collectors to save this beautiful glassware. The current name for this glass came to be accepted in the 1950s.

    Highly prized by glass collectors, Carnival is pressed or moulded glass with an iridescent surface shimmer, the result of chemicals applied to its surface while the glass is still warm.

    This glass was most popular in the United States, and in the decades between WWI and WWII, with most purchases in that time occurring 1920 - 1930: prior to the Great Depression.

    I purchased the items photographed in just two groups. The three photographed individually and a large amber Northwood low bowl were one group. The rest were the other. Both sets were purchased in Calgary in 2015.

    1. Fenton, Dragon & Lotus Carnival Glass Low Bowl - 9” x 2”
    2. Imperial, Pansy Carnival Glass Low Bowl - 9” x About 2”
    3. Imperial, Grape Helios Ruffled Carnival Glass Low Bowl - 9” x About 2”
    4. These carnival pieces are by various makers including the just mentioned two ... and Northwood. (Some makers not identified for this group.)

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    Comments

    1. AdeleC AdeleC, 2 years ago
      I love carnival glass.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      So nice to see such a beautiful collection !~
    3. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 2 years ago
      Thank you, Adele and Phil.

      Thanks for the Loves:

      kwqd
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    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      These bowls are lovely, Leanne...
      It’s true that Carnival Glass got it’s name because it was used as prizes in “way back when” carnivals and fairs, hence the name. Instead of a stuffed animal, you could take home a beautiful piece of this “prized”( pun intentional) glass!
      Also called “the poor man’s Tiffany”.
      Your collections just keep getting better!
    5. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 2 years ago
      Eileen — Thank you for the comment ... great information. Appreciate the Love, as well.
    6. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Beautiful Colors :)
    7. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 2 years ago
      Trey — Thank you. Difficult to find the rarer colours here: the amethysts, greens, pinks.
    8. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/117249-1920s-shell-sign?in=liked-all-time

      Green is my favorite color:)
    9. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 2 years ago
      Thank you — Trey, Ms.CrystalShip

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