The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

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Carnival Glass from the Morse Collection

October 05, 2004 through March 03, 2006

From 1908 to about 1918, mass-produced, pressed-glass objects with brilliantly colored iridescent surfaces were wildly popular throughout the world.

First produced in the United States, this rainbow-hewed art class was known by a variety of names, including “Poor Man’s Tiffany” in its heyday and Carnival Glass in its declining years. The exhibit includes more than 35 examples from this phenomenon of early 20th-century decorative art.

  • Bowl
  • Bowl, c. 1910
  • Grape and Cable pattern
  • Pressed glass
  • Harry Northwood and Company, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1901–25
  • (2004-023:03)