Many thanks for your help everyone.
It's been a while since my last carnival post. It seems like two years actually. Thats probably because it's very difficult for me to come by anything within my budget. Carnival glass seems fairly uncommon on car boots these days. The last time I went to Tynemouth Antique fair I didn't even see any. I would imagine that most of the dealers are selling them on "eBay"
The first item is known as "Blocked Diamond" and is the bottom half of a mustard or honey/jam pot. The lid has a hole in for the spoon handle. The maker has not yet been confirmed, but is undoubtedly European.
I had a very sneaky suspicion that there was something missing from that piece. Something about the long shape and the rim. This was given to me by a friend.
I am attempting to collect carnival glass patterns that I don't recognise to learn a bit more about them. I have found that if I handle the piece in question it is much easier to remember the pattern and it's rarity if any. It's also a lot of fun too. Of course, most of these carnival glass items that I buy are damaged but I only pay around Â£2 or less for them.
I seem to be picking up a few bits of carnival glass by unknown European makers (three in total), I'm just wondering if there are many more Unknown makers to patterns out there?
The other item is a "Curved Star" open sugar bowl. It can also be used as a comport. Who made it? With absolute certainty I say Brockwitz of Germany. I have researched and written a lot about this pattern, an the different makers of it in my books.
The Brockwitz pattern name was "Zurich" - however, Carnival collectors found and named the pattern long before the Brockwitz patterns came to light. So "Curved Star" it is.
Thanks, I did read the various threads on this board about this pattern. Infact, if I ever dissapear for a while I'm probably reading a previous thread or making a cup of coffee, one or the other. :lol:
Once again, thank you.