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« on: March 01, 2006, 09:51:45 AM »
Hi,
I presume this is Holly & Berry and I know that this piece isn't a rare one.
Nonetheless, I would love to more about it, please.
When was this made, is it still made, etc?



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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 10:47:25 AM »
Hi Della - yes indeed, it is Holly & Berry. It was made by Dugan in around 1910 - 1915. It's Classic USA Carnival - and a delightful example too. The colour is the charm! It's peach opal - a "signature" colour of Dugan, that he was very good at.

To the best of my knowledge, the pattern has not been reproduced. Some Dugan moulds have been found, over the years, and some patterns have been re-made. Not many - and the ones that have been repro'd are well known. But this beauty is an original.

Congratulations on a truly lovely item. Rarity does not always infer Beauty.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 11:01:51 AM »
Mine seems to be lighter?

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and is this the same maker, then?

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 11:06:43 AM »
Hi Glen,
Many, many thanks as always. :D  :D
I bow to your knowledge.
I think it is beautiful too. I can't seem to capture the colour well on a photograph.
It has plenty of wear to the base, but it is in wonderful condition otherwise.
Now that I have a few pieces of Carnival, it is easy to see why it is collectable (addictive). The variety of colours between pieces, let alone the different colours produced from one piece, depending on the time of day and/or the amount of sun and/or the artificial lighting conditons, is just amazing.  :P
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 11:13:11 AM »
Quote from: "Deltab"
Now that I have a few pieces of Carnival, it is easy to see why it is collectable (addictive). The variety of colours between pieces, let alone the different colours produced from one piece, depending on the time of day and/or the amount of sun and/or the artificial lighting conditions, is just amazing.  :P


Perfectly put, Della.  :D

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2006, 11:32:09 AM »
Oooh, I like your second dish Ivo.

I am not sure if your Holly & Berry is lighter than mine or not.
I took the photo of mine on the hob, which is black, but that was the only place I could get a good photo without using a flash and without going outside, and it is snowing :!:
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 11:39:30 AM »
Hello Ivo  :lol: Sorry I missed your post when I wrote my last reply.

Yes, both of your bowls are Dugan pieces. The first is the Holly & Berry. The second one (which will be somewhat larger) is Dugan's "Ski Star" (the exterior pattern - an intricate geometric - is known as "Compass").

Both are peach opal. It's an interesting colour, as it varies in the same way that marigold does. Of course, it it in fact the same marigold iridescence, but applied to opalescent glass, which is what gives the white edges and high points.

As with marigold, there are different intensities of colour - so there are some peach opal pieces that are deep pumpkin like - and others that are much lighter and softer.

Glen
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 12:56:22 PM »
Great, these bowls have led a quite life for a long time, good that they now have a name.
Ivo
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