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Dugan - Part 11
DUGAN – Part 11

Blue Opal - Different base mould lacks dome foot.-3.25 in. tall..Blue Opal Plain Plunger-8.5 in. across. Design appeared in 1905 Butler Bros. Ad.
Left - Blue Opal - Different base mould lacks dome foot. - 3.25 in. tall.
Right - Blue Opal Plain Plunger - 8.5 in. across. Design appeared in 1905 Butler Bros. Ad.

Opalized glassware: Milky white and blue examples predated the introduction of iridized carnival glass. The basic shape used for the blue bowl shown here is seen in a 1905 Butler Brothers Wholesale catalog. As with most of the producers of  carnival glass, among their first ventures was the use of suitable moulds already known to have been successful sellers.

First-known Green WESTERN DAISY - sold $355. eBay - 11-4-06
First-known Green WESTERN DAISY - sold $355. eBay - 11-4-06.
WESTERN DAISY Iridized only inside.
WESTERN DAISY Iridized only inside.

WESTERN DAISY:  There may be other green bowls in this pattern, but this is the only one we have knowledge of. You may click on here to be taken to view a lovely white example in this pattern. You will also note that a dome foot was added to the original basic shape used previously for the opalized glass designs.

SOUTACHE (6 ruffle) 9 in. Bowl.
SOUTACHE (6 ruffle) 9 inch Bowl.
SOUTACHE 9 in. Bowl.SOUTACHE --  Exterior is the Western Daisy  Mold.
Left - SOUTACHE 9 in. Bowl.
Right - SOUTACHE --  Exterior is the Western Daisy  Mold.

SOUTACHE: Another extended use for the basic Western Daisy base mould was the additional interior called Soutache.

Ruffled bowls with collar base,  offering this Soutache pattern are not plentiful, but are somewhat more available than those having the  original Western Daisy exterior.  Round bowls with CRE, along with a flattened plate-type shape with a smooth edge have been seen. There are known flattened-plates in the Western Daisy shape as well.

Peach Opalescent Sugar and Creamer shapes in NAUTILUS..
Peach Opalescent Sugar and Creamer shapes in NAUTILUS.
Purple NAUTILUS Creamer.Purple NAUTILUS Sugar
Purple NAUTILUS Creamer and Sugar.

NAUTILUS:  Argonaut Shell is the name used by custard and opalescent glass collectors. However, while Harry Northwood was associated with the National Glass Company in 1900, the name Nautilus was applied. Some pieces have the name Northwood written on the base in script. The design was copied from a piece of Worcester porcelain owned by his family.

When Harry Northwood moved on to Wheeling, WV, he left the bulk of his molds behind, as a result of their being part of the deal when he joined the National Glass Co. in 1899. Important to remember is the fact that although the script signature is found on some pieces, they were not manufactured by other than Thomas Dugan, who obtained the existing molds and placed them into production in 1909-1910. Amethyst and peach opalescent are the known colors for these variously shaped “candy dishes” or, as some proclaim them to be: creamer and sugar.

TARGET Vase, 5 in. in Peach Opal.
TARGET Vase, 5 in. in Peach Opal.

TARGET:  Vases range from 5” to 14” in height. Despite the fact that marigold, amethyst, white, peach opalescent, cobalt blue, vaseline, green, lime green opalescent and vaseline opalescent are known colors, examples in this pattern do not seem plentiful. Found only on vases, the design must have been popular with buyers because it is a carry-over from the non-iridized opalescent period, appearing in a 1907 Dugan factory catalog.  Ads for Target vases appeared into 1924.

(You may click on ~   ~  in our pattern alphabet to look at other colors in this pattern, including the only known example having a vaseline base.)

Dean & Diane Fry – 12/10

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?

Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has taught Him?

To whom then will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal? Says the Holy One.

Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things,
who brings out their host by number;

He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength
of His power; not one is missing.

Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel;
My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God”?

Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives  power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
( Isaiah 40: 12-13,25-31)

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