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Dugan - Diamond - Part 2
Diamond LATTICE & DAISY Berry Set!- Sold for less than $30!
Diamond LATTICE & DAISY Berry Set! - Sold for less than $30!

LATTICE & DAISY Berry Set:  This is one of the rarest items in all of the Diamond patterns! To see a complete set is pure joy. At least one small white bowl is known, but a larger size has yet to divulge itself. These berry sets are known only in marigold. These and the very scarce water sets were in production during the 1915-1919 time period. Shards were found in the Helman diggings. Prior to that discovery, it was thought to be of Fenton origin.  The large bowl is 8 ¾” diameter, 3 ¾” tall. The small bowl: 4 ½” diameter, 2” tall.
QUESTION MARKS Compote - Amethyst.
Interesting Edge on this QUESTION MARKS Compote.
Interesting Edge on this QUESTION MARKS Compote.

QUESTION MARKS Compote: Diamond production extended from 1913 -1931. Amethyst, marigold, white and peach opal are colors found in the compote.
Diamond QUESTION MARKS Bonbon in Pink Afterglow. Courtesy Trudy Fedora
Diamond QUESTION MARKS Bonbon in Pink Afterglow. Courtesy Trudy Fedora

QUESTION MARKS Bonbon: Marigold, amethyst, white, cobalt blue, peach opalescent, ice green, smoky/lavender, lime green w/marigold overlay examples are known to exist…………and now we have proof that pink is with us!...not iridized.

Diamond Pink Afterglow BIG BASKETWEAVE Basket  - Courtesy Helen Hintz.
Diamond Pink Afterglow BIG BASKETWEAVE Basket  
Courtesy Helen Hintz.

BIG BASKETWEAVE Handled Basket:  This smaller of two baskets in the pattern has a molded handle and  said to be known in only marigold (in fairly large numbers). However, there are always exceptions to most rules and as of Aug. 8, 2010, we have confirmation of a PINK example. This piece is not iridized. We’ve done some “homework” on this. The 1993 Dugan/Diamond book by Heacock, Measell and Wiggins states on page 185 that:   “The February 6, 1928 issue of China, Glass and Lamps revealed that Diamond’s epergnes were available in green and amber as well as pink glass called “Even Glow” by the publication’s reporter (this is in error, for none of the Diamond ads mentions this hue, although there are references to “After Glow”, a pink glass with iridescent treatment.) Consider this: Question Marks is seen in an “After Glow” Asst. in a 1929 G. Sommers and Co. catalog. Carl O. Burns states in his Dugan and Diamond Carnival Glass  book that “After Glow” was produced from 1928-1930. We suggest that for a brief period in 1928, sales for the “Even Glow” items did not meet expectations, which instigated the change-over to “After Glow”?
Since these two obscure pink examples have surfaced over the past year, we conclude that their proper category could very well be “Even Glow”. Helen Hintz stated in her message: “This belonged to my Grandmother who was born in 1895 and she told me that it had been given to her as a young woman. I am trying to learn of its origin, and felt you could help.”

Blue DOGWOOD SPRAYS-Courtesy Jeff McGrady.Cobalt Blue DOGWOOD SPRAYS-LONG LEAF-Jeff McGrady.
Blue DOGWOOD SPRAYS - Long Leaf Exterior - Courtesy Jeff McGrady.
Dugan Tri-Corner Ameth. DOGWOOD SPRAYS
Dugan Tri-Corner Amethyst DOGWOOD SPRAYS

DOGWOOD SPRAYS Bowl in Blue: A few very rare cobalt blue examples are known, but the only known iridized blue opalescent bowl is rarer still. Bowls in this pattern may have six, eight, or ten ruffles and can measure 8” to 9”.
The tri-corner shape in amethyst is rather unusual, especially with such wonderful iridescence!
Ameth. DOGWOOD SPRAYS-$450. Wroda Auction-6-10.
Amethyst DOGWOOD SPRAYS - $450. Wroda Auction - 6-2010.
LONG LEAF Ext. of Dogwood Sprays & Stippled Petal 9 in. bowls
LONG LEAF Ext. of Dogwood Sprays & Stippled Petal 9 in. bowls.

DOGWOOD SPRAYS Bowl in Amethyst:  These dome footed bowls are found in marigold, amethyst, peach opalescent, cobalt blue, blue opalescent and oxblood.

Diamond's Purple GOLDEN HARVEST Decanter
Diamond's Purple GOLDEN HARVEST Decanter.

GOLDEN HARVEST Decanter:  This wine decanter is 12” tall and holds a quart. A marigold wine set including 6 stemmed wines was advertised in the June 1916 Butler Brothers catalog. The pattern dates from the Diamond Glass era, making its debut in 1916. Several shards were found at the Helman diggings, ensuring its origin in Indiana, PA. The vintage sets were produced only in marigold and amethyst. The decanters are actually quite scarce.

Note: L.G. Wright reproduced the set in amethyst. Reproductions in electric blue and iridized custard, signed “Gibson”, with some having been dated, are also known.

STORK  in RUSHES Tumbler-Makeover.-Diamond
STORK  in RUSHES Tumbler - Makeover. - Diamond

STORK in RUSHES Tumbler:  Certainly this is the Lattice Band version of the pattern which has been used to make the “whimsey baskets”, but have you never wondered that “someone with a clever bent for flare” could have created such as you see here?……………THEN while the edge was heated for that “trick”, the clear glass handle was “applied”……………most likely in one of those garage operations familiar to us,  along old Rt. 50 East, out of Parkersburg, WV where we would go for an “outing” on a pretty Sunday afternoon in the 1950s?
Private garages selling glassware could be visited every few miles between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, manned by glassworkers who lived in those properties and currently worked for, or had in the past; for Fenton or Pennsboro Glass, or any one of other such producers in the general area. Familiarizing oneself with the “tricks of the trade”, results in less gullibility! You didn’t really believe those baskets came from the Diamond factory did you?
…………This particular former tumbler example got cold before the handle could be applied! (smile).

STORK in RUSHES-Courtesy Seeck Auctions
STORK in RUSHES - Courtesy Seeck Auctions

STORK in RUSHES Table Set:   The Lattice Band and this Beaded version were both produced by Diamond Glass. Both patterns appear in the same assortment of several 1915 Butler Brothers catalogs. Both designs are found in marigold and amethyst table sets. Table sets in marigold are extremely scarce and considered rare in amethyst. Note: L.G. Wright reproduced the marigold creamer, spooner, and the covered sugar in the beaded version. They are very nicely done, so be alert.     

TREE OF LIFE - 6 in. Rosebowl.
TREE OF LIFE - 6 in. Rosebowl.

TREE of LIFE Rosebowl:  This Diamond design is repeatedly confused with the Imperial Soda Gold pattern. Occasionally found on the exterior of bowls and plates in the Four Flowers and Garden Path patterns, seemingly only marigold and amethyst examples appear. The small handled basket in Tree of Life is seen more often than rose bowls, yet they are not plentiful by any means.

Dean & Diane Fry, 9/10
My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;
then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.  (Proverbs 2:1-9)
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