|Novelties and Miniatures in Carnival Glass, page 1|
Novelties and Miniatures, page 2
|We're all so used to thinking in terms of plates, bowls, compotes, pitchers and so on when we think of Carnival Glass, that we seldom realize that there are some interesting items out there that don't fall into any of the usual categories. Below are a few I've photographed over the years.
||Almost large enough for a real baby, the miniature boots are from the collection of Carl and Eunice Booker. A child's boot in marigold sold in 2018 for $575. In 2021, one sold for $130.
||Rare piece of Carnival glass. Smaller than actual banana. A similar piece sold in 2012 for $350. Another sold in 2015 for $520. In 2021, one sold for $450.
||This miniature marigold bathtub sold for $65 in 1994. Rare.||These little objects are called Bobeches (bo-ba-shay) and are placed over candlesticks to prevent wax from dripping on the table.
||These little rosettes were used to decorate horse's bridles. The one on the left has a rose design, on the right is Popeye. Courtesy of Carl and Eunice Booker.
||Fenton Butterfly ornaments.
||A really odd object to see in Carnival. Six inches tall, these Buddhas were probably intended as purely decorative pieces.
Hartung Book Eight: Buddha
|Buttons are found in a large range of sizes and subjects. Prices also vary widely depending on desirability. Often, groups of them are mounted on cards.
||These 4 1/2 inch tall candelabras are very rare. They were made by Westmoreland. |
|This clock was photographed while in the collection of the late John Britt. Just over 5 inches tall and the pattern is called Regal Cane. It sold at a 1998 auction for $425.
||Most of these coal buckets have souvenir lettering and sell for between $40 and $80 in either marigold or green. In 2019, a green example sold for $800.
||These covered frog containers sell for between $500 and $800 in ice green. Also reported in amethyst, ice blue, marigold, vaseline and white.||Few pieces of Carnival have the charm of this 3 3/8-inch long miniature cow. A 2 3/4-inch piece sold in 2021 for $700 along with a
1 3/4-inch one for $200.
|This rather sad-looking hound is from the collection of Carl and Eunice Booker.
||This egg cup and iridized egg are also from the collecction of Carl and Eunice Booker.||Almost 3 inches long, this elephant paperweight sold for $700 at a 1998 auction. Another, or perhaps the same one, sold in 2019 for $1,050. Others brought $500, $675, and $1.000 in 2021.
||In blue, this hat is 3 inches long. It is in the collection of the late Jack and Eleanor Hamilton. In 2021, two more blue hats, about this size, sold for $55 and $65.
||Made by Higbee, this Hawaiian Lei child's sugar dish is 2 1/4 inches tall. Owned by the late Jack and Eleanor Hamilton.||Imperial Paperweight is 5 1/2 inches long and has the NUCUT, Iron Cross, and NUART marks on the inside bottom.
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||This unusual car-shaped bottle is one of two that were specially iridized according to the owners, Rick and Jackie Kojis.||Another piece that I photographed while in the collection of the late John Britt. It was a favorite piece of his wife, Lucile. She called it Jalopy and it likely held candy.
||A Rexford child's butter dish made by Higbee. Could there have been a complete set? Owned by the late Jack and Eleanor Hamilton. Sold in 2008 for $95.
||When matches were common, these items, called Penny Match Holders, were easily found. Now very rare in carnival. Prices range from $900 to $1,400 though one brought $2,200 in 2020.|