|About Carnival Colors|
|Carnival was made in a bewildering variety of colors--more than 50 have been identified. In addition, there was very little quality control in the early days, so a batch of glass could vary considerably. Carnival glass colors definitions are based on the color of the glass, with the exception of marigold, clambroth, white, and some smoke, which are clear glass. |
The most common color is marigold, followed by amethyst/purple, blue, and green.
To check the color of the piece, use a strong light and look through it at a place where there is no iridescence. With a bowl or plate with heavy iridescence, you may have to look through the edge of the collar, or marie, on the bottom.
Shown here are Ripple vases in aqua, purple, clambroth, helios, marigold, smoke, and amber.
Note: Photos on this website were color balanced for my monitor and may not appear the same on yours!
Black Carnival Glass
Blue (or cobalt)
Blue milk glass
Blue slag (sorbini)
Lime green opalescent
Marigold on milk glass
Marigold on moonstone
Pearlized milk glass
Reverse amberina opal