China and Taiwan
Production from China is confirmed via moulded trademarks and other wording on the glass and we know of various tumblers that were made in China. There are also other items carry markings that suggest Chinese output, but little detailed information has been forthcoming so far.
Modern production (2007) of Carnival Glass in China is also known. Koala and Platypus patterns have been made in the style of old Australian designs; the word “SUMMERLAND” is moulded on the base. The exterior of the bowls features a reproduction of the Classic Australian Fern & Wattle design. Large crimped bowls in blue, purple and white are known and we understand that 500 of each were produced (making 3000 items in total). The bowls were initially issued with a paper sticker stating “Made in China”.
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Although the glass industry in Japan has its roots in the 1800s, the industry grew slowly in response to a combination of outside influences and domestic needs. Larger scale production began in the early 1900s, with the demand for lighting and utilitarian tableware, and output was diversified during the 1950s and 1960s when US military personnel in the area started a growing demand for souvenir items.
Today it boasts highly sophisticated industrial glass production at one extreme and a thriving studio glass community at the other, and somewhere in between lies the production of tableware and giftware.
Some Carnival marked "Made in Japan" and with paper labels has been found, and we have documented them in our article, Carnival Glass from Japan.
There are also other items carry markings, like the ashtray, left, that suggest Japanese output, but little detailed information has been forthcoming so far.
Carnival Glass Samovars – exotic and fabulous – were made in Russia from around the 1950s.
Essentially they are decorative items, not meant for use, they are not easy to find and are eagerly sought after by those wanting something quixotic and rather romantic.
The Carnival Glass ones, such as shown here are often very intricate and include detailed accessories as well as the main body of the urn. All the iridised examples we have seen have been marigold.
Check them out here.