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Dugan - Part 12
DUGAN – Part 12

BIG BASKETWEAVE in Sapphire. 10.25 & 9.75 iin. tall.Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.BIG BASKETWEAVE Squatty-$205.Seeck Auction-July 2010
Left - BIG BASKETWEAVE in Sapphire. 10.25 & 9.75 iin. tall. Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
Right - BIG BASKETWEAVE Squatty in White - Sold for $205 at Seeck Auction in July 2010.

BIG BASKETWEAVE: This was a primary design produced by both Dugan and Diamond Glass companies. Vases in two sizes, as well as handled baskets, along with use as a secondary design or exterior pattern on several items offered extended display. Turned upside down and with applied flare of the open end, it also served as the base to the Persian Garden two-piece fruit bowl.    
Popularity with the vases, which are found in two basic sizes, probably stems from the wide variance in sizes. Squat vases standing only 5”- 6” tall are not easy to locate. Reported colors range from marigold, amethyst, peach opalescent, oxblood (black amethyst) and white. Perhaps the easier color to obtain is white. Amethyst and oxblood are quite difficult to locate. Peach opalescent is likely the rarest of all.
Standard vases vary in height from 8” to 14”. This size is seen more often, but certain colors, such as cobalt blue and pastel lavender will create a challenge to locate. Amethyst and white turn up most often. Marigold is not quite so easily found, nor are the oxblood examples. Scarcity and popularity are directed toward celeste blue, ice blue, and sapphire examples, with peach opalescent vases few and far between!
Handled Baskets: The large size has a clear, applied handle. Marigold is scarce and amethyst is truly rare and seldom seen. The small size surfaces fairly often and has a molded handle. Only marigold baskets are known.
Big Basketweave as an exterior design on bowls/plates is known on Apple Blossom Twigs, Round-up, and Fanciful patterns.
* We are all entitled to our opinion in various matters. Since gullibility is not one of our designates, and knowing the mis-use of a foreign-made Summers Day vase turned upside down and “used” as a-never-intended base for the Stork in Rushes punch bowl, we firmly believe that the same “mis-directed” use has occurred with turning a Big Basketweave flared squat vase upside down for a base under the Persian Garden punch bowl!
Rationale dictates that had Dugan or Diamond intended those bowls to have bases, they would have provided one in the matching pattern to compliment the bowls. Why not simply accept the fact that neither punch bowl was ever intended to sit on a base??

Border Plants and Raindrops - Nut Bowl Shapes in Peach Opal.
Ameth. Ruffled RAINDROPS 8-9 in. bowl.
Amethyst Ruffled RAINDROPS 8-9 inch bowl.

BORDER PLANTS & RAINDROPS (Nut Bowls):  These two examples appeared in the Remmen Auction for Tampa Bay Convention-2011. It is a very unusual shape and we decided not to separate them for your viewing pleasure! This unusual crimping is so seldom seen and the fact that they apparently came from a single collection makes them that much more unusual. (The customary ruffled version in purple offers such a different appreciation for the design!) The bowls are dome footed. 1910-1911 was the prime production period for peach opal Dugan and they are “famous” for their dome footed 8”-9” bowls.  No white Border Plants or Raindrops examples have ever been found. Marigold, amethyst, P.O., and oxblood are the extent of the colors available. You may view other examples in these patterns by clicking on --B-- and --R-- in our pattern alphabet list.

COIN SPOT in  purple.A scarce color
COIN SPOT in  purple - A scarce color.
Celeste COIN SPOT Compote.$450.-2-5-11-Remmen Auction.COIN SPOT Compote-Peach Opal.j
Left - Celeste COIN SPOT Compote - sold for $450.-2-5-11-Remmen Auction.
Right - COIN SPOT Compote in Peach Opal.

COIN SPOT Compote:  Here is a pattern which spanned Dugan and Diamond production years! Examples continued to appear in Diamond’s catalogs as part of the Golden Glow assortment into 1931, possibly making that mold a part of the disastrous fire that year. An ice green goblet shape may be viewed by clicking here:
Coin Spot Ice Green Goblet. Compotes are fairly available in marigold, amethyst, peach opalescent, cobalt blue, celeste blue, and ice green.

7.5 inch Holly and Berry in Black Amethyst.
Holly and Berry - 7.5 inch - Black Amethyst.
HOLLY and BERRY Nappy in Amethyst.
HOLLY and BERRY Nappy in Amethyst.

HOLLY & BERRY:  Amethyst is the most familiar color found in this somewhat obscure pattern, so far as the 6”-7 ½” ruffled bowls are concerned. The iridescence can be exciting! Marigold examples exist but there are more peach opal bowls. (Diamond produced more marigold carnival glass than Dugan.) The other shape: single-handled nappy can be ruffled or spade-shaped. A few cobalt blue nappies have been found. Is this nappy the same basic mold as the bowl, with handle applied? We believe so. Very rarely, one will be found with pulled-up sides; into a gravy-boat shape. Would you put hot gravy in one? Doubtful!

HEAVY IRIS Tankard and Tumbler
HEAVY IRIS Tankard and Tumbler.
HEAVY IRIS in Marigold.
HEAVY IRIS in Marigold.

HEAVY IRIS:  In our opinion, this is the most exquisite tankard in the entire spectrum of carnival glass! Mold-blown and delightfully delicate, more marigold than amethyst tankards are found, with white, peach opal and oxblood being additional colors. Tops are ruffled, with the exception of one white tankard having a straight top. The tankard can be found in peach opal, but there are no known matching tumblers.
A single-known JIP hat shape in white is known and can be seen listed in our pattern alphabet on the homepage.
This water set was reproduced by L.G. Wright Glass Co., using original molds. The determining factor: a 2” unpatterned area between the patterned area and the ruffled top. Tumblers are difficult, but a sharp eye will discern they are not so sharply molded in pattern detail. The iridescence is more “gaudy” than on the old examples. Made during the 1980s in amethyst, they are not trademarked in any way!

Dean & Diane Fry, 4-11

“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”     Plautus  (c.254-184 BC)

Patience is such a valued attribute for the servant of God, it is found throughout the Scriptures. Sometimes it is seen in failures and loss created by human impatience. More commonly we find it marked by its rewards. Consider the following:
Patience leads to earthly benefits. (Job 42:10)
Patience provides us a better end than the present. (Eccl. 7:8) (Romans 2:6-7)
Patience allows us to bear fruit from seeds of faith. (Luke 8:15)
Patience wins the approval of God. (Psalms 40:1) (1 Peter 2:20)
Patience makes us a good example for others. (2 Thessalonians 1:4)
Patience perfects our character. (James 1:4)
Patience provides health for our souls. (Luke 21:19)
Patience gives us hope. (Romans 15:4)
Patience provides us with God’s power. (Col.1:10-11)
Patience enables us to inherit God’s promises. (Hebrews 6:11-12)

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