Early 20th C. Carnival Glass Bowl

Value (2014) | $6,000$8,000
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GUEST:
It's a carnival glass bowl that I got from my mom, who got it from my grandmother. I've only had it a very short time. My mother had it for many years before that. We're not sure when my grandmother got it. I would guess maybe in the '40s, but I'm not positive.

APPRAISER:
Carnival glass was produced in America and elsewhere in the early part of the 20th century. Now, this happens to be the Farmyard pattern by Dugan.

GUEST:
Right.

APPRAISER:
Thomas Dugan was a cousin of Harry Northwood, and they both emigrated from England in the 1880s. They worked at Hobbs-Brockunier in Wheeling for a while after that, and then Harry Northwood opened Northwood Glass in Indiana, Pennsylvania. And then, there were some issues with finances, et cetera, et cetera. And then Thomas Dugan ended up opening in the same spot, Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1904, something to that effect. And then he left the company in 1913. This is the purple color and it's the three-in-one edge. It's pressed glass. Now, carnival glass is a very specialized market, and sort of very eccentric and esoteric at times, but this is one of the better patterns.

GUEST:
Oh, okay.

APPRAISER:
And one of the best appreciated patterns in the carnival glass world.

GUEST:
That's great.

APPRAISER:
Did you have any idea what it was worth?

GUEST:
No, because the information online about carnival glass is so overwhelming, about the different edges, and the different colors, and the different makers, that it's really hard to sort out what's what.

APPRAISER:
The vast majority of carnival glass is under $100 per item. Now, Dugan had a... sort of a electric purple and a purple. This is the purple, not the electric purple.

GUEST:
Okay.

APPRAISER:
But I would say that a good retail figure for this would be somewhere between $6,000 and $8,000, which is pretty good for a piece of carnival glass.

GUEST:
That's pretty good, that's pretty good.

APPRAISER:
Now, if it were the electric purple, it would be probably, you know, twice that.

GUEST:
Okay.

Appraisal Details

Appraised value (2014)
$6,000$8,000
Event
Charleston, WV (August 16, 2014)
Category
Glass
Form
Bowl
Material
Glass

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