Offering a SCARCE and attractive ‘1969’ Electric Iridescent Blue, Black Amethyst Carnival Glass, Souvenir / Commemorative Plate! This limited edition plate is a specialized historical piece of art and with a limited number produced. It was created for the 5th Celebratory Anniversary of the Nation’s Capital Carnival Glass Club (1964 - 1969). Research found that this is only one plate of two that were even created in this glass color for that year. The souvenir plate was made for the club’s founder, E Ward Russell (E.W.R.) by the Imperial Glass Company and listed as an “Imperial Rarity”. It is considered as RARE in the Carnival Glass world because of the low numbers, the amethyst color is very dark (zero transparency, thick glass), and the electric iridescence blue is closer to a radium finish (a.k.a. Millersburg iridescence). The brilliant colors flash purple, blue, green, and gold.
The electric blue, iridescent black amethyst glass plate reads: “Nation’s Capital Carnival Glass Club, 1964-1969, E.W.R., L.J.K”, depicts an high relief of the Capitol in the center, and with a high relief Greek key trim around the border; plus, below the date on the front of the plate is marked E.W.R and L.J.K. The backside of the plate has the Imperial Glass Company mark, IG (overlapped, 1951). ***The Imperial Glass Company of Bellaire, Ohio began operating in January 1904 and it wasn’t until about 1910 that the iridescent glass became widely known as carnival glass! This trend occurred because at the time it was affordable for the carnivals to give away as prizes.
Measures 10.25”(26cm) diameter and nearly 1.25”(3cm) deep. Weighs a little over 2 lbs. & 8 oz.
Condition is pristine! This mint plate has zero detected flaws. Just a few, uniquely expected factory variations. (All pictures taken in natural lighting)
This is a truly stunning piece of glass art with a regional specialty of the National’s Capital of the commemorative purpose for those serious collectors.
• Shipped via priority flat rate box, so insurance is included. Also, if you want any of the other glass plates the shipping can be combined to save you money. Just make a purchase order, then send me a message prior to payment, and then I will adjust the final shipping cost for you.
***Please NOTE: According to the carnival glass the plate is 'net' valued between $125 - $175.