Object of the Week: Carnival Glass Bowl in “Ma…

Object of the Week: Carnival Glass Bowl in “Marigold Star and File” Pattern, Imperial Glass Company, Bellaire, Ohio, United States, 1910-1930. Bequest of Milford Smith. 2009.4.32. 

Known as “carnival glass,” iridescent pressed glass pieces like this one were inexpensive to produce and were often given away as prizes at carnivals.