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« on: September 18, 2006, 11:10:55 AM »
We've talked about the beautiful Carnival made by Australia's Crown Crystal on several occasions. If you'd like to look at some of their glass, here's an article.

http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/Aussie.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 11:47:59 AM »
GREAT article, Glen :!:

I didn't realise how small some of the pieces are, until I saw the photo of the Kiwi nappy being held in the hand.

My favourite is the Swan.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 12:51:48 PM »
Wow, an entire range of glass to discover. The world of glass truly is amazing.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 01:11:12 PM »
Many thanks, Della and wrightoutlook (what's your name?  :D )

Della - the Kiwi nappy (individual berry bowl) is 5" across the top. I think that the foreshortening effect of the angle at which I took the pic has made my hand look a bit out of proportion. But the little nappies are quite delicate and lovely, alongside the chunkier and heavier master bowls.

The biggest of all is the Kookaburra Float bowl. That's going on 11" across the top. There are also some very impressive comports that are large and very showy.

Thanks again, both of you, for taking the time to look at the article. I appreciate it.

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 01:16:51 PM »
Thank you Glen, this is wonderful and extremely interesting. I love the birds on these pieces, and the swan is superb. I do agree entirely with WO that the world of glass is truly amazing, especially when we have you Glen to keep bringing us new articles to expand our glass horizons even more. Thank you!

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006, 12:56:02 PM »
Thanks Glen,
it's great to see Australian glass out there for a whole world of glassies to see!
I'm not even a carnival collector, but I really appreciated your article.
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I have one Aussie carnival piece, a lovely dark comport. It is quite simple but elegant.
Crown Crystal also made lots of other types of glass, including the very sought-after citron (vaseline).
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 06:52:11 AM »
Thanks Glen :D  
Marinka I love the CC citron glass, it has to be   of my favourite collection.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2006, 08:18:10 AM »
Hi Glen,

Just wanted to compliment your ***stunning*** drawings, which are definitely the best renditions of Australian carnival that I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful.

On another topic (I don't want to draw attention to it, and will delete shortly so that it's not in your thread). I don't usually talk about open auctions, but given this is one of the family of suspect sellers, just wondered what this was: 180029864186.

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2006, 08:59:01 AM »
Anne, Marinka, Julie, Cathy - thank you so much for your comments. I really appreciate them.

Cathy - the little compote on eBay is Imperial's "Propeller". It's OK  :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2006, 11:39:02 AM »
Thanks Glen, I'd just gone through all the plain looking names on David Doty's site and couldn't pick the one-there are just sooo many patterns....

 

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