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Five Examples of DUGAN Iridescent Frit Glass - Two Are Very Rare

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Here are some of my favorite pieces of Dugan glass (Dugan Glass Company, of Indiana Pennsylvania), all circa 1906. I have a small, all different 40 piece collection of this glass - simple, mold-made stuff but beautiful with a modern appearance that belies its age. Among these photos are two very rare examples I was fortunate enough to obtain from Carl Burns, a noted glass expert, who provided the information on their rarity.

    Picture 1 - Extremely Rare Dugan Gourd 4.5” H: BI-COLOR, shading from deep cranberry/ruby to a cream-white top. Bi-color pieces of Dugan Art Glass are almost non-existent, only a few examples are known. It could well be a "one of a kind" piece! You will likely never see another like it!

    Picture 2 - Dugan or Model Flint 5.0”H: Wonderful color and iridescence; note the blue/white “rainbow” diagonal line (see it clearly in the close-up view).

    Picture 3 - Dugan Pompeian Emerald Green Honeycomb Vase: Iridized 3.5" H
    - Dugan Honeycomb Spittoon: It’s a special piece of Dugan Venetian/Japanese/Pompeian frit decorated art glass. This unusual example combines rarity in shape, color and pattern. It is cobalt blue base glass color. It has an unusual combination of the "Starburst" and "Stripe" decoration. The exterior has the raised "Honeycomb" pattern. This shape is rarely seen. It stands just 2 1/2" high and is 4 1/2" in diameter. The top has been pushed down below the level of the edge of the body. I suppose this could be called an odd spittoon shape or even a hair receiver shape. VERY, VERY unusual piece

    Picture 4 - Dugan Red Iridescent Frit Vase: 6.25” H: This is one of my favorites because of the color and shape. Red examples are fairly hard to come by and usually are the most expensive.


    1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      I really like the Red one in the 4th picture!! RER
    2. Sizzle Sizzle, 5 years ago
      Very nice !!
    3. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 5 years ago
      LOUMANAL I have three red ones, all different shapes. The red ones are much less often found. I love your pair of Harrach vases - talk about doubling your pleasure!
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Many of our CW members are seriously into Czech/Bohemian Glass so it is a pleasure to see some rarities from our N.American glass manufacturers. I realize that many of these companies hired their glass workers /experts from overseas so there is a strong connection to European Glass Makers. I recently purchased on eBay a glass pitcher that has me soon as it arrives, I will be posting it here. BOB
    5. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 5 years ago
      Bob, I look forward to seeing it.

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