What Is Fenton Carnival Glass?

What is Fenton Carnival Glass? Learn all about Fenton carnival glass. We first made carnival glass in late 1907 and that launched a real market place sensation of iridescent ware. That lasted from about...

We first made carnival glass in late 1907 and that launched a real market place sensation of iridescent ware. That lasted from about 1908 to 1950 or so. We revived carnival glass in 1970, and we have been making it continuously ever since. The nature of the carnival glass is that when an item is still hot after it's been pressed or blown, we spray it with a mixture of metallic salts, such as iron chloride. When that liquid contacts the surface of the glass, when the glass is hot, it creates a vivid iridescence.


Carnival glass is one of our stable color treatments. We also make limited edition items that are numbered. We have relatively small runs of limited edition items, maybe 1250 pieces, perhaps 2500 for some smaller items. As one would expect those are quite collectable.


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