Dugan Garden Path carnival glass chop plates

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2015-06-26 10:55:20

Dugan Garden Path carnival glass chop plates are collectible items of carnival glass, produced in the US by the Dugan Glass Company between 1904 and 1931.

Chop plates are large round platters, typically used to serve meats.

 

Antique or vintage?

Glassware produced more than 100 years ago is classed as “antique” according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Garden Path pattern

The Dugan Garden Path pattern is a complex and highly collectible design. There is also a second version, known as Garden Path variant, which features additional winged hearts and plumes around the outside of the design.

Both variants are equally desirable among collectors.

Dugan Garden Path chop plates

Dugan Garden Path chop plates are rarely seen. They are around 11 inches in diameter and available in amethyst and purple, marigold and peach opal.

How much are Dugan Garden Path carnival glass chop plates worth?

Due to their rarity, all varieties are highly sought after by collectors, with pieces seldom selling for less than four figures.

Amethyst and purple versions are the most highly prized, with one example achieving $18,000 in 2007.

A marigold example sold for $2,300 in 2004, while a peach opal item realised $1,900 in 2005.

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