Federal Glass - Carnival Glass in the 1970s
Catalog extracts (c 1974) courtesy of Jon D. Bartell and the Glass Paper Fanatics.
This wonderful page from Federal’s c. 1974 Catalog shows some of the Carnival Glass items made by Federal Glass. Some of are easily recognised as Federal, whereas others can cause confusion; with this splendid information, collectors of Revival Carnival now know exactly what these pieces all are.
The items are, top to bottom and left to right (all in iridescent smoke Carnival):
12” Pioneer plate – SM2807/405
12” Petal plate - SM2830/405
2 qt. Big Show Off (aka Country Kitchen) storage container - SM372/405
11” Pioneer bowl - SM2806/405
8” Colonial vase (also known as Yorktown) - SM2916/405
10½” Petal bowl - SM2829/405
6½” Petal plate - SM2824/405
9½” Colonial bowl (Yorktown) - SM2906/405
5½” Petal bowl - SM2823/405
5½” Colonial bowl (Yorktown) - SM2905/405
8¼” Scalloped bon bon (aka Traditions) - SM2832/405
6” Celestial bowl - SM2921/405
This second extract from the same catalog (also courtesy of Jon D. Bartell and the Glass Paper Fanatics), shows how the items were originally packaged for sale. Also, it shows how Federal's marketing played to the "Carnival Glass" description. Use of this term, and "Yesterday's styling and colorful iridescence" shows how Federal had recognised the growing popularity of Revival / Contemporary Carnival, and the trend by various companies to use the nostalgic, Classic term for this glass.