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 the Fenton Art Glass company & collecting Fenton's stunning glass creations
The Fenton Art Glass company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
The Fenton art glass company is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States and it celebrated its centenary in 2005.
The company began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. but soon ...
Collecting Carnival Glass and a short history of the companies that produced it, such as Fenton and Northwood.
Carnival glass was first produced in the early nineteen hundreds and is a range of patterned, pressed glass suffused with an iridescent lustre, which reflects the light and makes the glass surface gleam with metallic highlights.
The Carnival Glass lustre resembles the rainbow effect that you see when oil is spilt on water
The effect is achieved by spraying the hot surface of the ...
In late 1907, Fenton Glass introduced Iridescent glass designs now known as the very popular and highly collectible carnival glass. The Fenton hobnail glass line is very much sought after and was a Fenton top seller when it was first introduced around 1939. The exceedingly rare Bottle No.289, which ensured Fenton’s prosperity when it was introduced is one of the most desireable pieces of Fenton Glass.
Beautiful Opalescent Hobnail Cranberry Glass Vase but who was the maker?
by Joyce (Florida USA)
This piece of Cranberry Glass belongs to my daughter in law. It was given to her by her mother who had gotten it from her great aunt who was born in the late 1800s in Ohio.
Full photo above of Cranberry Glass Vase and Vase Top
Additional photos of the Cranberry hobnail vase base mark and Close Up of vase decoration
There is a mark on the bottom of the glass but I can't identify it.
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