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Carnival Glass

Read All About It



Read All About It! It's fascinating to look back at how Carnival Glass was presented in the newspapers at the time it was being made and marketed.


This new feature shows contemporaneous newspaper ads from around the world.

500 patterns from makers worldwide

Carnival Pattern Index

Seagulls vase, purple


A magnificent Seagulls Vase in purple. An amazing discovery, found in France. one of only two known at this time.


"Czech" out this amazing Carnival Glass vase, and others by the same maker.

Featuring over 1500 images

Carnival Glass in pictures

Thistles and Crown


It's Carnival time in Rio (complete with thistles and crown). But what's that got to do with Carnival Glass? The answer may well surprise you. 


And there is another surprise from Brazil - a newly discovered pattern, Iraci.


With thanks to Cláudio Deveikis.

300 tumblers shown here

Carnival Glass Tumblers

Nordic Carnival Glass


Aurora Borealis. It conjures up images of luminous, shimmering colours in the northern latitudes, just like the scintillating iridescent effects of Carnival. Let's go on a journey to the Nordic Countries, of Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Yes! Norway made Carnival Glass!

Enamelled Carnival Glass tumblers

Enamelled Carnival Tumblers

Tornado Vase and Variant


Tornadoes! What was the design on these fabulous Northwood vases intended to be, and what about the European Variant? Read The Eye of the Storm.


Facts about some unusual patterns

Collectors' Facts Gallery

Trout and Fly


Millersburg made fabulous Carnival Glass, but was in production for only 3 years. Why? Too expensive for its time, over-ambitious management, poor financial controls? Read how it was reported at the time - it will surprise you! Magnificent Millersburg: the Rise and the Fall.

Take a tour of Millersburg's wonderful Carnival in our Millersburg Gallery




  Glen & Stephen Thistlewood

Glen & Stephen Thistlewood

Carnival Glass Worldwide

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