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1 day ago
If you like to collect vases, here are two Northwood Diamond Point squatty vases in ice blue and white. The normal Diamond Point vases are taller and were swung more at the time of manufacturing. Another thing that you might want to look for when looking at Diamond Point vases is to notate the number of flames around the top. The ice blue one has six flames and the white one has twelve flames. The twelve flames are found more often than six. Study and learn (use books or the internet) and you might find a bargain sometime when you are out hunting carnival glass. … See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Some of the smallest carnival glass items are pictured. They are Kittens pieces. The kittens are drinking from a pan of milk. Of course some of us think the kittens look like rats or mice with their pointed little noses. These were made for a children’s play set – can you believe it – just think what would happen in this day and age! Many of these survived, so they must have been more sturdy than you would think about glass items. The little plates and bowls will measure somewhere around three inches. Some were whimsey shapes – like the toothpick shape, but were made in quite a quantity. Some plates and bowls have two sets of kittens while others have four sets of kittens. That would mean that there were at least two sets of molds or the molds had been retooled. … See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
When is carnival glass not carnival glass – when it is water ambered glass. The iridescence on this piece found its way onto the glass by being placed in water with certain minerals that will make the iridescence appear. There are some articles in an earlier edition of The Carnival Pump that is the publication of the International Carnival Glass Association.
Membership information can be found at www.internationalcarnivalglass.com/about-us-2/icga-membership/ . We would love to have you join us and receive four 28 – 36 page newsletters and the ability to access old issues of the newsletter including the one that features the articles on water ambered glass.
As you can see, this neat tumbler has etched writing and floral design on both sides. It is a neat piece. … See MoreSee Less