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Posted 6 years ago


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OLD carnival glass shakers are some of the rarest shapes in carnival glass. There are very few out there to be collected and are a bit of a mystery as to who made them. Imperial glass is known to have made shakers like Octagon and Soda Gold. Outside of that, most of the other are a true mystery. Many are found in patterns made by makers who did not produce carnival glass.
So the question is who made them and when? There are simply no records.
Any additional information is certainly welcome.


  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    try looking at indiana glass when they was in business they made carnival glass shakers to. they are out of business now .they had a plant in dunkirk indiana i lived their for 18 years also anchor hocking makes alot of glass ware but dont know if they ever done shakers
  2. antiques-in-nj antiques-in-nj, 6 years ago
    Yes, I know that many shakers were made in carnival glass that are new or reproduced. Ive taken a look at many and compared documentation, construction ( the production process as far as construction) there are many that are unexplained.
    Thanks so much for your input, I appreciate it.
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
    very nice shaker collection. First set looks to be Shell and Seaweed; maker unknown. The 2nd set is Imperial #505-Bellaire; Octagon is an AKA. The last one is Beaded Oval Mirror by unknow maker tho' the pattern was originally made by Challinor, Taylor & Co.
  4. antiques-in-nj antiques-in-nj, 5 years ago
    I agree on all you IDs (Please see my article in the Oct 2011 issue of All About Glass) The many patterns of the "square shakers" that were originally made by Challinor have turned up with carnival finishes. I just picked up a marigold colonial panal type patterened shakers from another collector in my area who has been collecting for over 40 years. His collection after all those years of collecting only had two old carnval shakers!

    The Shell and Seaweed shakers are a mystery too and who knows if there are other colors out there!

    Thanks for your comment!
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
    perhaps there are some yet unearthed papers indicating that Challinor, Taylor may have experimented with iridescence; that might explain these occurrences. I have some Challinor, Taylor slag glass pieces in my cake stand collection.
  6. antiques-in-nj antiques-in-nj, 5 years ago
    This is from my article concerning those pieces.

    One noted carnival glass researcher and author had this to say about the Challinor shakers: "Challinor Taylor was one of the member factories of the U.S.Glass Co. combine. By 1900 Challinor Taylor was no longer operating. Their moulds were transferred to other U.S.Glass member factories still in operation. The first carnival glass was not introduced to the market until 1907 (by Fenton). The U.S. Glass Co. also made iridescent ware and more of theirs was produced in the 1910-1920 period, at their Glassport, PA plant and at the Tiffin plant. Any carnival glass examples of Challinor Taylor patterns and pieces were made there and not by Challinor Taylor themselves."

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