The carnival glass of interest to most collectors is a iridized pressed glass that was produced from shortly after the turn of the century into the late 1920's. Starting in 1907, the Fenton Art Glass Company became the first company to produce this type of glass and became one of the leading producers.
This lovely 'Hat Shape" bowl in the Holly pattern was first produced in 1911. It measures 6" across; 2 5/8" in height. The ruffled top flows into a octagon shaped base which is 2" across. The interior motif consists of branches of holly leaves and berries radiating from the center of the bowl. The exterior is a plain smooth finish. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. This piece is a shape variant as the base of a holly hat is suppose to be round and the base on this piece is octagonal.