Hooked on Carnival

Page last updated July 1, 2016
stretch-1The Basics
New to Carnival?
A Brief History of Carnival
Illustrated Glossary
How Carnival Glass Was Made

Helpful Stuff
Carnival Glass Books
Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup
Price trends
(revised October 2015)
Dave’s Carnival Quiz
Carnival Glass Links

Knowledge Base
Rarities and Whimsies
Photos from Readers
Dugan Art Glass
Back Patterns
Maker Marks
Imperial Pattern Numbers
Edge Treatments
Common Geometric Patterns
European Patterns
About Colors
Vase Identification with photos
Vase Alphabetical Listing
Lettered Carnival
Decorated Carnival
Novelties and Miniatures
Common Hatpins
Unusual Hatpins
Australian Carnival
Stretch Glass Sampler
Carnival Glass Shakers
Carnival Glass Samovars
Contemporary Carnival
Club souvenirs

Please Note
This information is provided for the convenience of Carnival Glass collectors. Dave Doty took the photos (unless noted otherwise) and they are copyrighted by him. Please do not use them for publication, either in print on the Web. The prices were compiled from a database of more than 170,000 auction sales over the last 22 years or so.


Australian Carnival Glass by David Doty
A considerable amount of Carnival glass was made in Australia, most of it by Crown Crystal. While the shapes may be familiar to us–mostly bowls, compotes, and water sets, the patterns tend to reflect indigenous Australian flora and fauna. Colors seem to be limited to a typical marigold and a deep purple which some collectors call black amethyst. Occasional aqua and vaseline have also been reported. A number of patterns have a registration number on the front of the pieces, but the presence or absence of them makes little difference in the value. Australian Carnival was made somewhat later than in the US–beginning in the early 1920s.


The library is now open! Download eBooks for incredible carnival glass information, including the Butler Brothers Catalog, the Imperial Glass catalog from 1909, the Hartung books and Ron Britt’s Birds of a Feather, which details the many versions of Peacock and Urn! Click Here to begin.


Table Sets by Bob Grissom, Bob Leonard and Chuck Kremer


2016 HOACGA Convention