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Author Topic: ID Query: Help identifying a piece of Carnival glass? ID=Indiana Heirloom  (Read 1387 times)

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Offline tigs

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Hello,

I am very, very new to my interest in Carnival glass, so it's possible that I just haven't looked in the right place in my quest to identify this piece. I picked it up, unidentified, a few days ago, and while I've found similar patterns (Octagon being the closest), none of them seem quite right. There is no maker's mark that I've been able to find; there are a few smudges of opalescence on the base, but it was not covered in opalescence. I have looked through ddoty's site, as well as Warman's Carnival Glass book and the Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass (10th Ed.) and my google fu has failed me. (It was not an expensive piece, so I won't be disappointed if it's new glass, a reproduction, or a fake. I mostly bought it because I liked it.)

Thank you for any help anyone is able to give me!

tigs


Offline Ohio

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All I can say is that it strongly resembles an L.E. Smith carnival finish EAPG piece...relatively recent.

Offline tigs

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...and it looks like that might be it! Thank you so much for the lead! And now I'm off to research L.E. Smith.

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It's not L. E. Smith's: it's Indiana's Heirloom Series also known as Octagon Variant (for obvious reasons) and originally "Panelled Daisies and Finecut". Your bowl is in Indiana's Sunset Carnival colour. It was made in c. 1970s.

The pattern in shown and fully described (with all the above info and more) on page 219 of "A Century of Carnival Glass" (pub. Schiffer, 2001).

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Are you sure you don't mean iridescence rather than opalescence?

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Glen - Thank you for the answer! I have just ordered the book. (My library doesn't own it, and that's where I've been looking at the books.) I am very glad to have a definitive answer!

Lustrousstone - Yes, I did mean iridescence. :)

 

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