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Dugan - Part 7
DUGAN - Part 7
As you peruse this segment, surely you will agree that use of a pretty exterior design, vastly compliments whatever the interior design might be. HEARTS were a favored shape in the moulds used for glass during the opalescent period from 1905-1907 primarily. As night follows day-ample sales of that glass would encourage further use of the moulds as the era of iridized carnival glass followed.
(*Note: We believe that Jewelled Heart is another of the repeated errors carried over from a by-gone era. Result: Jeweled Heart has taken on a new and corrected spelling in this article!)
We shall delve into use of some earlier opalescent designs carried over for use in some carnival glass examples. Until new moulds could be developed, this was a business-like approach to a new field of marketing.
The pattern called Jeweled Heart was known as Victor when displayed in original factory catalogs. Its debut in January of 1905 resulted in extensive blue, green, and flint opalescent. Their Apple Green was highlighted with a gold decoration.
Carnival glass production of this design was limited, beginning early with peach opalescent Jeweled Heart examples appearing in the Fall 1910 Butler Brothers wholesale catalog. Peach opalescent was one of the first carnival colors produced by Dugan.
Jeweled Heart exterior of Farmyard
The elegant water sets represent the only shape displaying Jeweled Heart as the primary pattern. Found only in marigold, these sets are quite rare and highly prized by their owners.
The Farmyard bowl, Cherry, Petal & Fan, and Smooth Rays carry Jeweled Heart as an exterior design. (The Jeweled Heart bowl with Cherry interior pattern was reproduced by L.G. Wright. They are deep, round bowls, approx. 7”-8” in diam. Found in electric blue and purple carnival, they have no trademark!)
Smooth Rays berry sets are known in amethyst, marigold, white, and peach opalescent. The 6”-7” plates are known in amethyst and peach opalescent. A small basket is known in peach opalescent. It was fashioned from the 5”-6” bowl and has a clear glass handle.
Peach opalescent bowls appeared in the Fall 1910 Butler Bros. catalog and continued to appear through the Spring 1911 issue.
Petal & Fan master berry bowls measure 10” to 11” in diameter, with the smaller size between 5”and 6”. These are known in marigold, amethyst, white and peach opalescent.
An 8”-9” ruffled bowl is also known and found in those same four colors. The 6”-7” plates with a crimped edge are known in amethyst and peach opalescent. These are quite scarce. A banana-shaped bowl, 5”-6” in peach opalescent is also known.
We are pleased to display examples of this very scarce pattern in the salver shape provided by Lesley Smith and Kathi and Galen Johnson. Since no interior pattern is present, we believe this to be another of the carry-over designs from the opalescent period which experienced brief production, resulting in very short supply. Thus far, these have only been found in amethyst, with extremely fine application of iridescence usually on the interior.
There are reports of examples having iridescence on both surfaces.
In addition to deep round bowls of 6 ½”-7 ½” diameter, the salver shape with only the very edge turned up is 7”- 8” in diameter.
Have you noticed the similarities of this edge to that used for Target vases? The Non-iridized opalescent version of Target appeared in the 1907 Dugan factory catalog, with the iridized version included in the earliest documented Dugan carnival assortment - Mid - spring1909 Butler Brothers catalog.
FIVE HEARTS ROSE Bowl shape. 1 of 4 known.
Courtesy Dennis Sutton.
Here is another of the “scarce, but overlooked” designs in carnival glass. We conclude that it experienced brief production. Rose bowls in peach opalescent and marigold have the dome-foot, as do the 8”-9” bowls and the deep, flared bowl called a whimsey found in marigold. The round, deep, scalloped bowls are found in marigold, amethyst and peach opalescent.
While the pattern is on the interior, it follows use of this captivating “heart-shape”, which speaks to Dugan production.
STARFISH Compote -
3.25 in. tall x 6.5 in. across top x 3 + 3-8ths. base diam.
Here is another often overlooked and under-appreciated example utilizing the notable heart-shaped Dugan design; this time on the interior! Marigold is the prime color in rarity, another indication of early Dugan production. Amethyst and peach opalescent are additional colors known in each of the shapes.
The stemmed, two-handled bonbon is seen more often than the stemmed compote, but that is not to say they are easy to obtain!
Dean & Diane Fry, 7-09
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