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Dating carnival glass

Carnival colors The color of carnival glass is the color of the applied treatment not the ...

Identifying after 1952 they began using ware numbers which consisted of 4 digit number followed by a 2 letter code.It was founded in 1905 by the Fenton brothers in Ohio. They became the ones responsible for producing the highly famous carnival glass.Over the years special colors of their highly popular carnival glass have been introduced along with revived special colors.Pontil marks can look like a rough broken chipped mark, a bumpy lump, or a polished concave dimple.Fenton uses snap rings to hold their bases while working with glass rather than punty rods. Some cruets on the other hand are made upside down.They also have limited edition colors that have been released along with limited edition glassware lines.

Fenton glassware produced not only carnival glass but also opalescent glass which has a milky and pearly appearance, overlay glass which has a glass interior and color covering, transparent and opaque glass.

The Fenton Art Glass Company has been in business for over 100 years and is still making glass today in Williamstown, WV.

With such a long and productive company history Fenton has made something to make every glass enthusiast a happy collector.

Bubbles (that are not too close to the edge or straw marks or heat (stress) marks generally do not affect the value).

There is additional information on Carnival Glass and the manufacturer's featured here at the bottom of the page.

Questions I often hear are: “How do I know it’s really Fenton? ” A few tips to help answer those questions: Pontil Marks: 99.99% of the time, Fenton will not have a pontil mark on the bottom.