This solidified the glass touched by the shears and created what we now call a "straw mark". The glass was then pressed into the mold. The formed glass (called a blank) was removed from the mold and re-heated to make it more pliant, then hand-shaped to final form by spinning, to make a plate; swinging to form a vase; flaring to form a bowl, and then manipulating the edge by ruffling, or crimping in one of three designs: pie crust, candy ribbon & 3-IN-1.
When shaping was finished, the still-hot glass was sprayed with metallic salt solution(s) which bonded with the glass and formed a metallic "skin" that reflected various spectra of light. The type of metallic salt used and the thickness of application determined the hue(s) and intensity of the CARNIVAL GLASS IRIDESCENCE we're so in love with today! Modern Carnival Glass produced from 1970 on IS marked. GORGEOUS Blue Carnival Glass Hard-to-Find Water Pitcher, in excellent undamaged condition. But with a ghostly internal heat check / fracture that may or may not have been there for a very long time.You cannot see it except at just the right angle with just the right light. CONDITION IS A SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION.
Antique Carnival Glass is approximately 100 years old and will have. Certain internal and external flaws and imperfections inherent to the production process. UNLESS SEVERE, I DO NOT CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING AS DAMAGE: air bubbles; inclusions (ash, cinder, bugs); straw marks (shear marks); tool marks; incomplete or malformed edges; uneven legs or bowed base (rocking); missing or pooled iridescence; heat checks (internal separations from uneven cooling); rough seams or extra glass at seams; webbed or pulled edge points, etc. You will see these production issues in the photos. You can decide if they are acceptable or not.
BE PREPARED FOR THE REALITY OF ANTIQUE GLASSWARE. BEAUTY OFTEN COMES WITH BIRTHMARKS. IRIDESCENCE IS ALL ABOUT LIGHTING & REFLECTION GREAT LIGHTING = GREAT COLOR. My photos are taken indoors under diffused fluorescent lighting that mimics noon sun (5200° K).
White, Smoke, Marigold & Ice Colors look best against a dark background. I show you the iridescent beauty that is possible under strong lighting.
Sales and subsequent actions will be based on and subject to the laws of the State of Oregon. Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. GOD BLESS AMERICA - GOD BLESS MY GRANDKIDS SAM - LILY - SARAH - EVIE.
The item "CARNIVAL GLASS FENTON BOUQUET Blue Crimped Crown Water Pitcher" is in sale since Tuesday, June 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival Glass\Vintage (Pre-1940)\Fenton". The seller is "carnivalglasskingdotnet" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.