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2 days ago
Another scarce piece in carnival glass is this covered powder dish in the Banded Portland pattern. There are a few other pieces known in carnival glass in this pattern, but they certainly aren’t plentiful. Most of the pieces were not iridized with lots of color and this leads to speculation that these possibly were amber watered glass, which meant that the pieces were left in hot springs, with certain elements present in the water until they reached a certain degree of iridescence. At any rate, these little oddities are fun to collect, and they certainly don’t take up much space when displayed. … See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
"What’s that?" you say. "It looks like a common every day Orange Tree creamer." It is an Orange Tree creamer from the breakfast set, but…it is not just marigold. Look around the top rim and you will see it is peach opal. Some of that bone ash may have been left at the bottom of a batch when a worker pulled out some molten glass to place in the mold for the creamer. When it was reheated, the bone ash made it opal at the top.
It’s always a good thing to look closely at the color when you see a piece of glass. You might be surprised to find an unusual color or an opal edge. That is one of the fun parts of collecting carnival glass. … See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Orange Tree was the bread and butter pattern of the Fenton Art Glass Company in the early 1900’s. There were many shapes and colors made.
Some colors and items can be found rather easily, but others are harder to find. This is a green plate that is rather hard to find, and with the nice bright iridescence, it would be a great one to add to your collection. It would be great also if it were mind, but alas, that is not so. I would really like to find one this pretty. … See MoreSee Less
Gloriously beautiful. Here is ours in marigold.
My mother in law is a lot of these pieces as well as the other colors. And yes they are very rare to find and expensive.