Fenton Revival Carnival Glass
In the 1970s, Fenton and other glassmakers recognised the significant - and growing - interest in Classic Carnival, not only among Carnival collectors, but also in general glass collecting circles. Fenton made the commercial decision to re-introduce production of Carnival Glass, using their own original moulds, moulds acquired from other glassmakers that had stopped production (such as Imperial, United States Glass, Verlys, and many others), plus what became an impressive range of their own entirely new moulds to produce brilliantly designed and innovative patterns and shapes.
The "new" Carnival was clearly marked with various Fenton logo/marks, and you can read all about this in "Fenton Old and New"
Collectors initially referred to this "new" Carnival under the generic term "Contemporary Carnival", but as the years passed, it became obvious that the term was misleading because at several decades of production, "contemporary" was more and more inappropriate. We proposed the term "Revival Carnival", and this has become the more generally used term for Carnival Glass made since the 1970s.
We have been fortunate to have found, been sent, or been allowed access (by Fenton itself) to many catalogues and the like, which we have posted here on our website, with the source being fully attributed. This "Fenton Revival Homepage" consolidates them as and when we post more pages.
Each page is supplemented by much additional information - pattern identification, dates of production, product codes, images of some of the original moulds and insights into Fenton's amazing Revival Carnival output.
The "thumbprint" images below are each linked to the specific catalogue or ad that is shown.
Simply click on a "thumbprint" to explore in detail this wonderful resource about Fenton's Revival Carnival.