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A Century of Carnival Glass by Glen & Stephen Thistlewood

A Century of Carnival Glass by Glen & Stephen Thistlewood

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The first creation of classic American Carnival Glass took the world by storm in the early 1900s, bringing color and beauty in the form of iridized glass to homes everywhere. Carnival's iridescent, rainbow colored appearance was achieved by spraying the still hot glass with a liquid solution of various metallic salts. A short while later, Europe, South America, and India (among others) began making Carnival-and the success story was repeated. Featuring over 400 outstanding color photographs and 130 black and white illustrations, this thoroughly researched and visually exciting book covers more than one hundred years in the history of Carnival Glass-from classic American Carnival right up to the present day.

The book breaks new ground, fully detailing and illustrating the production of Carnival Glass in Europe, South America, and India. Myths and mysteries are solved, numerous puzzles are answered, and a multitude of previously "unknown" patterns are assigned to their manufacturers. Many surprises are in store, as "new" producers of European Carnival are fully documented and illustrated. Sowerby, Brockwitz, Eda, Rindskopf, and Jain are just a few of the many companies examined in great detail.

The book's final chapters enter the era of contemporary Carnival Glass, as its legacy in the USA comes full circle-back to the Ohio Valley. Fenton, Imperial, Boyd, Mosser, St. Clair, Summit, Westmoreland, and the new Northwood Art Glass Company are all covered.

Detailed information on over 500 Carnival patterns-plus shapes, colors, and values-is all included, along with a bibliography, three appendices, and an index.

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  • A Century of Carnival Glass

    Glen & Stephen Thistlewood


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2001

    Pages: 256

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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