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Dugan - Part 17
BEADED PANELS Compote in Purple - RARE
BEADED PANELS Compote in Purple - RARE!

BEADED PANELS:  Initially produced in non-iridized opalescent colors as early as 1900, this can be declared as one of the earlier Northwood molds. These have been seen in non-iridized blue opalescent. The distinct stem, comprised of four curved, beaded columns lends an air of elegance to the piece found most often in peach opalescent. Marigold is difficult to locate and the amethyst examples are downright scarce. Only three-four cobalt blue compotes are known. (Please click on Dugan Peach Opal - Part 1 to view a lovely example in this compote.)

FARMYARD - P.O.Courtesy Aaron Hurst
FARMYARD - P.O.Courtesy Aaron Hurst.

FARMYARD:  Purple is the dominating color for this pattern. There are 6 and 8 ruffled types, along with square and 3/1 edge examples. It is the few green and peach opalescent examples which are extremely rare. Jeweled Heart is the exterior pattern. The bowls have been reproduced, so watch for the markings. The vintage Dugan bowls have no trademark.

HEAVY GRAPE- 10.75 in. in Purple
HEAVY GRAPE- 10.75 in. in Purple.

HEAVY GRAPE:  You may click into MERITORIOUS NOTABLES - Part 2 segment for some study on this pattern and a photo of the Peach Opalescent 10”-11” bowl. Marigold is the only other color found in this pattern. There are a couple of known 10 ½” low ice cream shaped bowls in amethyst. Carl O. Burns mentions that one of those has “super-splendiferous” iridescence! The magnificent Compass pattern found on the exterior of these bowls which separates it from the Imperial Heavy Grape bowl. Until shards found in the Helman diggings revealed this pattern, clarification of the maker had not been established. At one time, speculation placed the pattern among those from Millersburg.

CHRISTMAS COMPOTE-Marigold-$5000.-Seeck Auction-July 2010.
Sold for $5000.- Seeck Auction - July 2010.

CHRISTMAS COMPOTE:  Marigold and purple were the original Dugan production colors. Both are usually quite adequately iridized and on many “favorites” lists. Our DUGAN – Part 1 displays a lovely purple example. Be prepared to spend several thousand dollars on one if you decide to look for one to purchase.  The original molds were used by Dave Richardson in 1997 to reproduce three Fenton colors: ruby, topaz, and green opalescent. The Dugan/Diamond trademark was clearly displayed on the molds.

Blue LEAF RAYS Nappy. $375. 4-12 Seeck Auction.
Blue LEAF RAYS Nappy - Sold for $375. 4-12 Seeck Auction.

LEAF RAYS Nappy:  This is one of the most familiar of all Dugan patterns; usually seen in the tri-corner shape, with the rounded/ruffled nappy not often found.  Some of these can be very attractive. Purple, black amethyst, lavender, marigold, peach opal and white are the more familiar colors, many selling for under $200. A blue nappy made its appearance in April 2012 and brought a neat $375. price result.

Mgld. WREATH of ROSES Spittoon (pontil on base)-$1400. 1-07 Wroda Auction
Marigold WREATH of ROSES Spittoon (pontil on base).
Sold for $1400. 1-07 Wroda Auction.

WREATH OF ROSES Spittoon:  Yes, Fenton also made a pattern by this name in punch sets, bonbons and compotes. Dugan made a rosebowl shape, and a tri-corner candy dish. The colors are amethyst and marigold. A lime green rosebowl was discoverd in 1997. Then, there is this one known “spittoon” shape. We really don’t know WHO created that, do we ?? (smile) Assuredly, Dugan would have taken no pride in creating something of that sort!
PETAL & FAN 10 in. Bowl in P.O
PETAL and FAN 10 inch Bowl in P.O.
Amethyst PETAL & FAN Plate-6 in.
Amethyst PETAL and FAN Plate - 6 inch.

PETAL and FAN: Jeweled Heart is the exterior pattern on these pieces. Some authors declare the purple bowls to be “common”? As compared to Peacocks, Good Lucks and Leaf Rays Nappies, they are rather few and far between! All one needs for comparison: ANY auction having some 200-250 various selections. Any number of them come and go with no example of the Petal & Fan pattern. The large bowls can be either ruffled or ice cream shape. The amethyst and peach opal small plates are tightly crimped and seldom “flat”, having a middle (scoop). The 9”-11” bowls are known in marigold, purple, peach opal and white.

STARFISH Bonbon in P.O.- Courtesy Seeck Auctions
STARFISH Bonbon in P.O.- Courtesy Seeck Auctions.

STARFISH:  The compote and bonbon in this pattern are stemmed. The design is similar to Dugan’s Five Hearts, although more pronounced in design. Compotes are usually slightly ruffled. More scarce in amethyst/purple, both shapes are also known in peach opalescent. Other examples of this pattern may be viewed in DUGAN – Part 3.

TARGET in Mgld. - 7 in. wide rim x 3.25 in. high.
TARGET in Marigold. - 7 in. wide rim x 3.25 in. high.

TARGET:  Here again, we have a carry-over design from the non-iridized opalescent era which appears on the 1907 Dugan factory catalog. The 1909 Butler Brothers wholesale catalog displayed as assortment of Dugan vases, which continued to appear through 1924, spanning both Dugan and Diamond production years. From the squat, flared version of 5”-6”, the sizes range on up to a 13”-14” swung variation. Squat versions appear most in white. Amethyst is difficult to find, with cobalt blue rarely discovered. (Please click on Dugan Vases - Part 1 and Dugan Vases - Part 2 for further discussion and/or examples of this and the Spiralex vase.)

WESTERN DAISY - P.O.Courtesy Seeck Auctions-$90.-July 2011
WESTERN DAISY - P.O.Courtesy Seeck Auctions - $90. - July 2011.

WESTERN DAISY:  The exterior design designates the pattern name in this case. However, in our many years traveling the Country for conventions/auctions, this is the only peach opal example not having SOUTACHE  as an interior pattern!  Soutache is customarily applied to peach opalescent examples. Darlene Grogan wrote an article for the Sept. 1997 issue of the San Diego Newsletter stating: “The unique shape of this 9” bowl attracted my attention in an antique store on the central coast of California at least twelve years ago. I was a new carnival glass collector who had started to study the glass, so I knew that it was P.O. and that was all. I came home and started looking in my reference books to identify the pattern. Identification came from Marion Hartung’s Fourth Book on Carnival Glass. She had no clue as to the maker.  Bill Edwards lists it in his price guide as being Westmoreland, although he does not picture it in his Encyclopedia.”  The daisy pattern on the exterior displays leaves  which slightly resemble those of a dandelion, but the blossom is not of that category. The dome foot displays a daisy in the center. Only the interior is nicely iridized in rich marigold. This  dome footed P.O. example is discussed in Carl O. Burns’ 1999 Dugan/Diamond Book.
Note: A green Western Daisy is discussed in DUGAN – Part 11  and the only known white example appears in DUGAN – PART 3!

 UPDATE:  An email from Larry Keig on May 27, 2012, relates the following information: BEADED ARCHES:    “In an article written for the ICGA PUMP Newsletter, I named the exterior pattern of Daisy Web hats; calling it Beaded Arches. The name accurately describes the design found on the two varieties known: one with the beads completely surrounding each of the six arches (marigold examples); the other with the beads only along the bottom and sides of the arches (amethyst).”  These Daisy Webb hats can be viewed in DUGAN – Part 13.

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