Monday, 6 February 2012

Magpie Monday Carnival Glass

The vintage carnival glass is more popular for its antiquity, and hence would be a priceless item in an antique lover’s collection. Carnival glass is an iridescent coated, pressed glass, due to which the glass has an attractive multicolour presence. During 1900’s, it was used as prizes in carnivals, and hence the name. Though carnival glass is still being manufactured today, and is as attractive as ever, however, the ’original ones’ that belong to the ’original period’ (1908 to 1930) are more preferred for their vintage antiquity value. Lettered carnival glasses, decorated carnival glasses, vases and tumblers were some of the popular carnival glassware made during ’the original period’. The contemporary carnival glassware include a huge variety like toothpick holders, bells, lamps, candlesticks, paperweights, water sets and pitchers etc. Contemporary carnival glass can be viewed under three categories; reissues, new patterns and fakes. Reissues are those that are made form an earlier original mould, new patterns are recently made ones, and fakes are those that are made to look much older and perhaps much more valuable than they actually are. Hence a lot of detailed study is essential while collecting carnival glass for their antique value. Due to its existing multicoloured attractiveness, coupled by its age old antiquity, collecting carnival glass will surely be an interesting hobby that can be maintained by visiting various online stores that deal with such product.

So imagine my surprise when I came across  a piece in my local Charity shop on Friday for the bargain price of 99p.

Beautiful Carnival Glass.

I love the hue of the Carnival Glass.

My Carnival Glass on display

1 comment:

  1. You sure do have a nose for sniffing out a bargain!

    I can't believe you only paid 99p for it!


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