Posted 5 years ago
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.