Author Topic: 2 Carnival Vases ? Imperial "Ripple" & Dugan/Diamond "Thin Rib"  (Read 1020 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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2 Carnival Vases ? Imperial "Ripple" & Dugan/Diamond "Thin Rib"
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:29:25 PM »
Any ideas what these might be would be appreciated.  The nearest thing I've seen to these two is Northwood.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pg005.jpg

The tall one I believe to be quite old - with considerable wear to the base.  I'm still trying to clean out the gunge.  (The dark area is just a reflection) Its 12" high.  The clear glass has a yellow tinge to it.  There appears to be narrow vertical ribbing/fluting on the inside, but this is criss-crossed by horizontal external ridges at the top.  An old chap in the shop insisted that it was "Festival" glass.  I wasn't going to argue with him  - he towered over me and held a walking stick!

The small one has six vertical panels and seems to have an almost silvery sheen at the top around the edges.

Close up of tops.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pg006.jpg

Bases. (tallest vase on left)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pg007.jpg

The final one is iridescent and I'm not sure if this is actually classed as Carnival glass.  I just bought it out of interest, not because I particularly liked it :roll: .  It reminds me of the iridescence seen in soap bubbles, and it picks up surrounding colours.  I would imagine this is quite modern (?)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pg012.jpg

Many thanks :wink:
Anne E.B


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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 03:26:05 PM »
Festival Glass - I like it! I recently composed a listing of all the names I could discover that Carnival has been known by, over the last (almost) 100 years. I got to a grand total of 95. "Festival" was not in the listing, so that makes 96.

Anne, your two Carnival vases are:-

on the left, the taller one, is Imperial's "Ripple" vase

on the right, the short one, is Dugan/Diamond's "Thin Rib"

Both are found in the UK and both are considered to be "Classic Carnival" - and interestingly the treatment whereby the top of the vase has a lot of iridescence and the lower part has none, is also something that seems to be seen in the UK more than elsewhere. I think it might actually have been intended to imitate some art glass that was iridised with an upper band of lustre.

Glen
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Offline Anne E.B.

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 04:06:03 PM »
Many thanks as always Glen :P

I think I prefer pieces to be all iridised with lustre.  Seems half finished otherwise IMHO :lol:
Anne E.B


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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006, 04:11:46 PM »
Quote from: "Anne E.B."
I think I prefer pieces to be all iridised with lustre.  Seems half finished otherwise IMHO :lol:


I agree Anne, though I always find such variations kind-of interesting in a "social comment" sort of way. :lol: If you know what I mean  :lol:

Still love that FESTIVAL glass sobriquet  :D

Glen
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
Sowerby e-books—three volumes available
For all info see www.thistlewoods.net
Copyright G&S Thistlewood


 

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