There are various names for antique Carnival glass including; Poor Mans Tiffany, Rainbow Glass, Aurora Glass and Taffeta Glass. The variety and enormous range of patterns means that glass collectors will always be searching for more pieces. But making sure your acquisitions are genuine antique carnival glass is all important. Many modern glass manufacturers reintroduced lines, copied old original patterns and created more modern patterns when carnival glass became popular in the 1950's.
A short history of Harry Northwood, his glass company and collecting antique Northwood Glass
The Northwood Glass company was founded by Englishman Harry Northwood, the son of a talented glass manufacturer.
In 1880, when he was just twenty years old, harry left England to work in America. In 1887 he founded his own factory in Ohio before eventually moving it to Wheeling, West Virginia.
It is a widely held belief that Harry Northwood was responsible for bringing the production technique ...
Glossary of Antique Glass Terms, words and phrases. Used in describing antique glass or glass production methods.
A collection of frequently used antique glass terms and their meanings that apply to the products of everyday glass production and art glass manufacturers.
This is, as far as possible, a laymans non-technical glossary.
Designed to help with the collector and non-professionals understanding of glass terms.
For the sake of clarity; our Antique Glass Terms are intended to be a ...
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