The golden era of carnival glass was from about 1905 to the mid-1920's. The iridescent luster on this patterned pressed glass is achieved by spraying the hot surface with metallic salt solutions. Many pieces were produced and sold in the major stores of the time like Woolworth. Carnival glass was created to rival the iridescent glass of the time which would be Tiffany. Fancy glass for the common man. The most common color is known as Marigold. Not all pieces were made in all colors.
This Fenton plate is just such a beautiful light white carnival color with the inside design of an orange tree while the outside is brimming with thistles. The orange tree design repeats around the inside of the plate. The rim of the bowl is a very gentle ruffle with points that repeat but are not exactly the same around the plate. This is a stunning plate in a great color. Displays exceptionally well from all angles.
Exceptional plate in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches. I cannot detect any damage on this piece. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. Dimensions are below.
Authentic Fenton Glass.
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H: 1 1/4", Base: 3 1/4" , Rim: 9 1/2" ID 2159
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