Carnival Glass Patterns, Colours and Shapes
Carnival Glass from Europe, our newest e-book is now available!
Almost 300 pages long, covering an astonishing range of almost 800 Carnival Glass patterns from over 50 glassmakers throughout Europe.
Patterns are identified with photos, catalogue illustrations, the reported colours and shapes, factory attributions and the original makers' name where known. It is a visual delight and comprehensive in its coverage!
All you need to know about Carnival Glass from Europe in one place.
For full details of this new e-book and to buy it, go here: Carnival Glass from Europe e-book
Our A to Z Pattern Index
From Acanthus Leaf to Zipper Loop, there are now over 2500 patterns / pattern references illustrated on Carnival Glass Worldwide's pages.
They are all listed alphabetically in our pattern index. We also list them by the main motif on the pattern - a very natural way that helps collectors identify the myriad of Carnival Glass patterns. Separately, we list patterns that feature animals, berries, birds, buildings, butterflies/insects, fish, flowers, foliage, fruit, grapes, lettered pieces and people. There is also an index of Contemporary Carnival, of decorated pieces, and of vases.
We also have a "Magic Box!" - the Search box that is at the top right of every page. It is a very powerful search engine for patterns, and in fact for everything on our website: just enter a few key words and hit the magnifying glass symbol.
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As well as our A to Z Pattern Index, we have several other ways to help you identify your Carnival Glass patterns. We have our unique and immensely popular Collectors Facts, our Carnival Glass and Tumbler Galleries and our Vases homepage- he links are below. And ... don't forget ... for any Carnival Glass pieces made in Europe, we have our comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to all currently know European patterns - all in one easy-to-use e-book!
Carnival Glass Colours
Classic Carnival Glass was made in an amazing range of colours: in fact, Carnival Glass and Colour are inextricably interwoven and interlinked.
The colour, the vibrancy of Carnival is the very essence of the glass, and there are well over 60 shades of Classic, old Carnival identified by collectors today.
Our guide to Classic Carnival Glass colours explores and explains them all!
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Iridescent or opalescent or both?
All is explained here
Carnival Glass Shapes
A big selling point for Carnival Glass was its versatility: it was practical and functional as well as being decorative.
Bowls of every size, plates, jardinières, jelly comports, custard cups, cake stands, epergnes and even massive table centrepieces. There were punch sets, vases in every shape and size you can possibly imagine, lamps, ashtrays, candlesticks and more ...
Our features on Carnival Glass shapes explores and explains them all!
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