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Longbrook Antiques

specializing in;

Vintage Carnival Glass For Sale featuring; Dugan, Fenton, Imperial, Millersburg & Northwood

Art Pottery by; Dedham, Deldare, Dorchester, Marblehead, P.R.P. / S.E.G. & Rookwood

Art Glass by; L.C. Tiffany, Steuben, Loetz & Kralik

Antique Porcelain featuring; Royal Bayreuth Figural & Art Ware

CLASSIC ERA CARNIVAL GLASS FOR SALE

Vintage carnival glass is molded or pressed glass, always with a pattern and always with a shiny, metallic, 'iridescent' surface shimmer.

Both functional and ornamental objects were produced in the carnival finish and patterns ranged from simple through geometric and 'cut' styles to pictorial and figurative. A wide range of colors and color combinations were used but the most common colors accounted for a large proportion of output, so scarce colors can today command very high prices on the collector market.

Carnival glass has been known by many other names in the past: aurora glass, dope glass, rainbow glass, taffeta glass, and disparagingly as 'poor man's Tiffany'. Its current name was adopted by collectors in the 1950s from the fact that it was sometimes given as prizes at carnivals, fetes & fairgrounds. However, that can be misleading as people tend to think that all of it was distributed in this way but evidence suggests that the vast majority of it was purchased by the housewife to brighten up the home at a time when only the well off could afford bright electric lighting.

Some carnival glass is still produced today although in very small quantities. At the height of its popularity in the 1920s huge volumes were produced and prices were low enough for the ordinary home to afford.

Carnival glass gets its iridescent sheen from the application of metallic salts while the glass is still hot from the pressing. A final firing of the glass brings out the iridescent properties of the salts, giving carnival glass the distinct shine it is known for.

The items offered for sale on this page are antique/vintage Carnival Glass from the "classic era" circa 1907-1930 unless otherwise noted. As such, the items may have normal anomalies present, such as straw marks, tool marks, slight spotting from the making in the finish, normal use shelf wear, small interior glass bubbles which are not broken or very slight seam or edge wear roughness to the touch which would not be considered as flakes nor fleabites.

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VINTAGE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN GLASS BEADED BUTTERFLY EVENING BAG

LBK3217

Colorful and some hard to find VINTAGE CARNIVAL GLASS BEADING, hand sewn and beaded butterfly evening bag measuring approximately 8 1/2 " in chrome frame length. Fantastic small and large Czech beads make up the handle. Only minor wear and tear to the fabric and very little needs to be restored to make this example in very good to excellent condition

Price: $65.00


"BROCADED ACORNS"  

FOSTORIA ICE BLUE HANDLED OCTAGON BOWL

LBK2145

FOSTORIA ice blue BROCADED ACORNS 2 handled octagon bowl. Low relief pattern of acorns and oak leaves cover the majority of the surface of this bowl. The applied original Gold enamel is @ 95% intact. Measuring 7 1/2" across at the widest point and sitting 1 3/8" high.  No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $60.00


"COSMOS & CANE"

U.S. GLASS HONEY AMBER SPOONER

LBK2257

U.S. GLASS honey amber COSMOS and CANE 2 handled spooner. Measures 6 1/2" X 4 3/4" X 4". No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $95.00


"COSMOS & CANE"

U.S. GLASS HONEY AMBER COVERED SUGAR

LBK2363

U.S. GLASS honey amber COSMOS and CANE 2 handled covered sugar. Measures 7 1/4" X 7" X 4 1/4". The lid appears to be a bit loose fitting on the base of the sugar yet we know that this is the correct shape and pattern match for both top and bottom. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $115.00


"COSMOS & CANE"

U.S. GLASS WHITE TUMBLER

LBK2287

White U.S. GLASS Cosmos and Cane tumbler. The beautiful soft iridescent finish covers slightly grey/lavender glass as this pattern is known to be found. Measures 4" X 3 1/8".  No chips, cracks or repairs.

(3 available *each*)

Price: $230.00 each


"COSMOS & CANE"

U.S. GLASS WHITE TUMBLER

LBK2287B

White U.S. GLASS Cosmos and Cane tumbler. The beautiful soft iridescent finish covers slightly grey/lavender glass as this pattern is known to be found. Measures 4" X 3 1/8".  This one tumbler has 2 extremely small pin head sized flakes on the very edge of the bottom rim. They may have been caused by the removal from the mold. No other chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $170.00


"INVERTED FEATHER"

CAMBRIDGE NEAR CUT GREEN CRACKER JAR

LBK2321

Green INVERTED FEATHER 2 handled cracker jar and lid. This item is part of the Near Cut line produced by Cambridge Glass Company and it is unmarked. Measures 6 3/8" high and 8 1/4" across from handle to handle. The interior rim has a very tiny flea bite and the lid has an in the making small open bubble on the very seam edge of the lid, unseen when the lid is in place. No chips, cracks or repairs other than the above mentioned flea bite.

Price: $250.00


 

"INVERTED STRAWBERRY"

CAMBRIDGE NEAR CUT GREEN BOWL

LBK1359

Green Near Cut Inverted Strawberry bowl. This item is marked with the raised Near Cut for the Cambridge Glass Company. A scarce item with exceptional radium finish3 Measures 6 1/2" X 2". There is one extremely tiny pin prick sized flea bite flake. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $75.00


"INVERTED STRAWBERRY"

CAMBRIDGE NEAR CUT GREEN BOWL

LBK2018

Green Near Cut Inverted Strawberry bowl. This item is marked with the raised Near Cut for the Cambridge Glass Company. Measures 6 1/2" X 2 1/4". There is some minor interior wear finish scratches to the finish.  No cracks or repairs.

Price: $40.00


"KINGFISHER"

CROWN CRYSTAL BLACK AMETHYST RUFFLED BOWL

LBK3010

CROWN CRYSTAL (AUSTRALIAN) KINGFISHER large ruffled black amethyst bowl. Measures 9 1/4" X 2 3/4". Factory ground and polished foot rim. Light use wear to the interior ruffles and a few in the making grinding flakes on the base rim. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $300.00


"TOWERS"

MATTHEW TURNBULL AMBER VASE w/ FLOWER FROG

LBK1990

Matthew Turnbull England (attributed by Steve & Glen Thistlewood) amber TOWERS vase & non iridized flower frog insert. Measures 3" tall and 4 3/4" across the top. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Price: $80.00