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Dugan - Part 20
DUGAN – Part 20
Amethyst DAISY DEAR JIP bowl-Courtesy  Jeff Schleede
Amethyst DAISY DEAR JIP bowl - Courtesy  Jeff Schleede

DAISY DEAR:  Certainly not plentiful, but on occasion, a marigold example in this jack-in-the-pulpit shape is found, but until Jeff Schleede sent the photos and information surrounding this amethyst example found in early Feb. 2014, none had been reported in that color!  It’s always nice to be the first to discover an unlisted piece. Congratulations, Jeff!  There are marigold and amethyst ruffled 7”-8” bowls in the pattern which dates from the 1909-1910 period. Daisy Dear pattern has four stemmed flowers equally spaced around the exterior surface.

SKI-STAR in AFRICAN Iridescent--for SURE~
SKI STAR in AFRICAN Iridescent--for SURE~

SKI STAR:  As one of the earlier Dugan patterns, it appeared in wholesale catalogs during the 1910-1911 period. Peach Opalescent was the primary color. Few purple examples are recorded, and then we have black amethyst on very rare occasions. That is called African Iridescence. Certainly the silvery/black appearance deserves its own recognition.

Ski Star/Jeweled Heart - Sold by Seeck Auction at the 2016 Lincoln Land Convention.


According to Larry Keig, Dugan produced only a few of these Ski Star/Jeweled Heart bowls having either a six-ruffled edge, others eight-ruffle. Rather than the usual smooth edge. these have a sawtooth edge. They should be considered quite scarce. Chances are: Salesmen's samples did not produce factory orders!


APPLE BLOSSOM TWIGS:  Most of the 8”-9” bowls offer the Big Basketweave exterior design, and have a fluted edge with 48 points. Ice cream shape, ruffled and three-in-one ruffled examples, in peach opal, amethyst, white, pastel lavender and scarce cobalt blue are the more often seen colors. Marigold is a scarce color and only a couple of smoke examples are known.
Production likely dates from 1911-1912, with limited production extending to the Diamond era in 1914. There are some very rare bowls having a plain exterior and a smooth edge in amethyst and peach opalescent.

Lattice and Points Hat in Marigold.

LATTICE & POINTS: As Carl O. Burns stated in his Dugan-Diamond book, this pattern and Vining Twigs are basically the same design, with some slight variations. All known shapes in the two patterns were fashioned from the Grapevine Lattice tumbler mould. 6”-7” bowls, 8”-9” vases, and a white 7”-8” plate in white, are found having this pattern, as well as the hat shape in marigold, amethyst, white, peach opalescent and pastel marigold. None of the shapes within the pattern are easily found.

8.75 in. SMOOTH RAYS with CAROLINE Exterior-Blue Opal & Purple
8.75 in. SMOOTH RAYS with CAROLINE Exterior in Blue Opal and Purple.

SMOOTH RAYS:  Exterior patterns: Caroline, Jeweled Heart, Stippled Flower and Single Flower Framed in bowls and small plates can be found having Smooth Rays as an interior pattern on ruffled bowls and small, candy ribbon edge plates. Colors can be marigold, peach opalescent, amethyst, oxblood, and rarely blue opal and white.

Formal and Spiralex vases
Formal and Spiralex vases

FORMAL Vase or Hatpin Holder: This is a carry-over pattern from the opalescent period and likely was introduced during the early years of Dugan production. Two shapes are known. The vase shape is found in marigold and amethyst, and usually is in the form of Jack-in-the-Pulpit. The hatpin holder has a slightly cupped-in top. (We once owned a black-amethyst hatpin holder, which we sold to the late Roger Gladson, who was a (“serious” black amethyst collector!)  (Two JIP examples may be seen in our DUGAN-DIAMOND and NEWER VASES  segment.

SPIRALEX Vase:  The pattern dates to 1907, shown in Dugan’s Catalog as #1028. It was made first in blue, green, and flint opalescent, as well as crystal with ruby stained ribs. Carnival examples began in 1910, continuing into the 1920s, spanning both Dugan and Diamond production years. Marigold and amethyst vases are seen frequently, along with peach opalescent examples. White vases are a little more difficult to find. The cobalt blue vases deserve the rare label! If you click into --- S--- in our pattern section, you can view marigold and white vases in this pattern.

STAR FISH Compote-Peach Opal.
STAR FISH Compote in Peach Opal.

STARFISH: Stemmed compotes are not seen as often as the two-handled bonbons in this pattern. Peach opalescent is more available than amethyst or marigold examples; in fact, marigold compotes are considered rare!  Overall, the pattern is overlooked and likely dates from early years of production-c. 1909-1912. It does not appear in any of the wholesale catalogs.

BIG BASKETWEAVE Hat - 4 in. tall-IB
BIG BASKETWEAVE Hat - 4 in. tall in Ice Blue.

BIG BASKETWEAVE: We feel fortunate to have a nice photo of the extremely rare ice blue squat vase (5”-6”) in height. This is the type which was used for a base to the Persian Garden fruit bowl. Other known colors within this category: marigold, amethyst, peach opalescent, white, and oxblood.  If you will click into --- B --- in our pattern section, you can view many other examples in this pattern, including the various vase sizes.

TRIPLETS Vt. (Hat Shape) Mgld
TRIPLETS Vt. (Hat Shape) in Marigold.

TRIPLETS: There are 7” ruffled bowls in this pattern, as well as the hat shape shown here.   Marigold, amethyst, and peach opalescent are colors known. Triplets has three stemmed flowers equally spaced around the exterior surface. The leaves on the stem are slightly larger and the flower in the center of the design is less rounded; having more pointed petals.

HEAVY WEB Square and oval  bowls in Peach Opal.
HEAVY WEB Square and oval  bowls in Peach Opal.

HEAVY WEB: Since shards of this pattern were unearthed at the plant site in Indiana, PA, we might conclude that the mould dates to around 1910 and was very likely lost in the 1912 fire. 10” bowls and a few chop plates are the only known shapes. Square, round, and banana shaped bowls, as well as the plate shape, offer a grape pattern called Grape Clusters as an exterior design.  A few examples have been found to have a form of Morning Glory pattern on the exterior. Peach opalescent is the only color known.

QUESTION MARK footed plate-white
QUESTION MARK footed plate in white.

QUESTION MARK:  Compotes are known in marigold, amethyst, white, and peach opalescent. These pedestal-footed compotes combine the obvious Question Mark interior with an intaglio design on the exterior called Georgia Belle. Compotes are seen much less often in any color, than the two-handled bonbons, with marigold being the most available color. Peach opalescent, white and amethyst follow in that order.

(6) 5 in. Peach Opal GARDEN PATH  Berry Bowls with SODA GOLD Exterior. Burns Auction
(6) 5 in. Peach Opal GARDEN PATH  Berry Bowls with SODA GOLD Exterior.
Courtesy of Burns Auction.

GARDEN PATH:  Curiosity surrounds this design and the one seen on Garden Path Vt. Why two versions were produced when such minor differences exist is unclear. Along with other theories discussed, we might conclude that since white examples are found, production must have extended to 1911 and early 1912, when Dugan began their white carnival line. The catastrophic fire occurred in 1912. Perhaps the original mould was destroyed and a replacement was altered somewhat? Differences between Garden Path and the Variant are confined to the outer edge of the pattern. Unlike Garden Path, the Variant has six small, winged heart-like devices, and six palm-like fronds with petals, bordering the outer edge of the pattern.

Left-GARDEN PATH  VT.11 in. Chop Plate. Right-10 in. Ruffled Bowl.
Left - GARDEN PATH  VT.11 in. Chop Plate. Right - 10 in. Ruffled Bowl.

GARDEN PATH VT.:  Notice the six rather half-circled arches with five leaf-like fronds attached, along with six five-petal-like fronds along the outer edge of the design? The Garden Path pattern lacks these. Apparently there was need for a second mould.  The pattern is found in white carnival, indicating production into 1911-1912. The catastrophic 1912 fire may have destroyed the earlier mould? We have no positive answer to this dilemma. It simply offers the opportunity of collecting two patterns instead of one! 6”-7” bowls, 8”-9” ruffled, round, deep bowls, 10” ice cream bowls, an 11” chop plate, 6”-7” plate, along with a very rare compote are found in the pattern(s). Colors of marigold, amethyst, peach opalescent, white are available.                                                                                


Dugan Winterlily - Received the Dugan Winterlily photos from Richard Fenton along with this email:

          Enclosed is a Picture of a Dugan Winterlilly Lt. Marigold small Vase. As far as I know, it is the only one known. It’s a souvenir from 1910.
          Marked Gia 1910. Cathy Fenton found this at an Auction in the early 80’s in Unity, Ohio.

Dugan Winterlily in light marigold.
Courtesy Richard Fenton.
Close up of the marking. Gia 1910.
Courtesty Richard Fenton.

Dean & Diane Fry – March 2014

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His plan and purpose---everything changes. Our daily mood and morale soars.
We can say, “The Son also rises, with healing in His wings.”
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