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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

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 childrens 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.

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Love those common marigold colors…

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

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 http://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.

Here’s another nice Millersburg bowl in the Zig Zag pattern. Not only is this pattern a little harder to find, but in this shape – the triangular shape – it is much more different to find. The normal Zig Zag bowls are ruffled or three-in-one edged, but square, ice cream shape, and round flared are known.

If you are a newer collector, be sure to study patterns, shapes, colors, and whatever else you can learn by using books and the internet. Don’t depend on identifying it after you have bought it. You might have passed up a rarity by not knowing. Join clubs and attend major auctions to learn even more. Besides, you meet the nicest people. See MoreSee Less

Heres another nice Millersburg bowl in the Zig Zag pattern. Not only is this pattern a little harder to find, but in this shape - the triangular shape - it is much more different to find. The normal Zig Zag bowls are ruffled or three-in-one edged, but square, ice cream shape, and round flared are known.

If you are a newer collector, be sure to study patterns, shapes, colors, and whatever else you can learn by using books and the internet. Dont depend on identifying it after you have bought it. You might have passed up a rarity by not knowing. Join clubs and attend major auctions to learn even more. Besides, you meet the nicest people.

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