There is a chip on the rim and some chips at the base but none of these are noticeable when the bowl is displayed. Please browse all pictures to satisfy yourselves with the condition. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. All in all it is a marvellous bowl with superb colours.
Carnival glass was given away at carnivals back in the early 1900s. This association wasn't welcomed by all, and some proper ladies didn't want this glass in their homes.The glass was made by combination of chemicals that were applied to pressed glass prior to its firing. The resulting swirly sheen that sometimes looks like an oil slick was much less expensive to produce when compared to other iridescent art glass popular at the time, such as Tiffany and Steuben.
Brothers Frank and John Fenton started their company in Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1905. Their first products were painted glassware with the glass supplied by other manufacturers. But when these pieces proved difficult to acquire they decided to produce their own glass.
Fenton in the USA got its start as a glass decorating company in 1905 painting on plain blanks made by other glassware manufacturers. As demand for the company's wares increased, they began to produce their own glassware lines in 1907 after moving from Ohio to Williamstown, West Virgina. Later that same year the company introduced Iridescent glass, today known as Carnival glass. Chemist Jacob Rosenthal was not only responsible for carnival glass, but also chocolate glass and golden agate. During their early years, Fenton found inspiration from the designs of glass masters Tiffany and Steuben.
As a result, they introduced iridescent glass collectors now know as carnival glass. I'm not an expert in Fenton or Carnival Glass myself and my information is purely from the elder family members and this piece has been handed down to me through generations. The item "Beautiful Antique 9/23cm Wide Fenton Peacock Pattern Carnival Glass Bowl" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Eccles, Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.