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This exceptional piece of carnival glass is truly a magnificent work of art.

Made in the 1930's or 1940's, and masterfully designed and hand crafted, this large, substantial, heavy two-piece RUBY RED carnival glass has extraordinarily tooled scalloped edges on both the bowl and lid portions.

Photos TRULY do not do this amazing, scarce piece justice. While carnival glass most certainly enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 1930's and 1940's, it is now almost impossible to find a piece of this very, very high quality that is a) in phenomenal condition and b) still has its matching lid! I feel quite lucky to have located this item and to be able to pass it along to you!

The bowl portion of this early mid century beauty measures 6 1/3" in diameter, and, as mentioned, the entire top boasts marvelous, rounded scallops. It is 3 1/2" deep, has a remarkable 1" pedestal bottom with incredible floral work all around, and is 4 1/8" high (including pedestal).

The lid boasts a phenom of a 2" top nob: indented at the very top, the sides are decorated in marvelous flowers and horizontal stripes, and scalloped ridges scurry its entire circumference of 2 1/3."

The lid itself, including the height of the knob, is 5" high and has is over 7" in diameter. Also with scalloped edges, these scallops are a bit pointier with graceful curves between it (so it will fit snugly into the bowl portion).

Comprised of a series of well defined circles with centered flowers that match the work on the nob, it is an amazing piece.

Together, with the lid on, this piece is a very generous 8 3/4" high.

The extraordinary coloration in this astonishing ruby red carnival glass is beyond imagination. It literally glows!

The piece is in exceptional vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks at all!

There is a slight and small area of roughness on the INSIDE of the scallops of the bowl, but this is an original manufacturing issue, it is not a fault.

Originally intended as a large compote, serving dish or candy bowl, this gorgeous, gorgeous HANDMADE piece has uses as limited as one's imagination!

It can be used, of course, for its original purposes, but also as a centerpiece, a vase; a magnificent piece in which to float flowers on a special (or not so special!) occasion!

This lovely and extremely versatile piece is from my personal stock!

I have used this piece in my powder room to hold lovely soaps, and pulled it from storage to utilize in my bathroom to hold makeup, trinkets and treasures. It has functioned as a marvelous candy bowl (especially at Christmas time), a server on the Thanksgiving table (and for other occasions): it has graced both my kitchen and dining room tables as a vase.

It is also tremendously Shabby Chic in its decor uses: a great pop of color in any shabby chic decor: kitchen, bath, dining room, anywhere!

Wherever you place it, you will find it a focal point to be sure.

A heavy piece, it weighs over 2 3/4 pounds! This is reflected in shipping, and trust that it will be both packed and shipped with extreme care to make sure it gets to its new home intact!

NOTE: Photo 5 shows the piece on its side so you can see the bottom. It was taken WITHOUT A FLASH to show how magnificent the coloration is even in a darkened area!

Carnival glass is exceptional because it gives off different colors in every light. Red and ruby red glass (like this!) can appear amber, purple, orange, yellow, green, gold, etc, and show many or all of these colors at once given the way the light hits it. It always delights and is never boring.

*What is Carnival Glass? If one is new at collecting it, it is easy to be confused. Carnival Glass is pressed glass that has had an iridescent coating applied. If it isn't iridized, it isn't Carnival. This is glass that has been formed by being pressed into a mold while in a hot molten form. As it cools, it takes on the shape and detail of the mold.

****NOTE RE: SHIPPING: If shipping is less than the amount quoted, the overage WILL be immediately refunded to the buyer. Shipping is higher due to a) weight and b) delicacy of glass. If shipping costs less than estimated, the difference will immediately be returned to your PayPal.

Insanely Gorgeous Handmade RUBY RED Carnival Glass: Intricate, Vintage Covered PEDESTAL Serving Dish/Compote/Candy Dish


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: glass, iridized glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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