by John
(Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA )

Found this beach glass on Martha's Vineyard near Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Do you have any idea what it came from?

~ submitted by John, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA

First, Lin and I just wanted to say we love how the shape of this piece of beach glass coincides with the painting hanging in the background :)

Orange glass is usually associated with what is known as carnival glass.

Citing glass authorities, Wikipedia says, "Carnival glass originated as a glass called 'Iridill', produced beginning in 1908 by the Fenton Art Glass Company (founded in 1905). Iridill was inspired by the fine blown art glass of such makers as Tiffany and Steuben, but did not sell at the anticipated premium prices and was subsequently discounted. After these markdowns, Iridill pieces were used as carnival prizes."  Read more...

Amberina (red-orange) and marigold were colors of orange produced by Fenton among others. However, exact identification of a piece as shown in this photo is a matter of guesswork.

Beautiful find!

carnival glass for sea glass identification

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