Dugan Heavy Iris carnival glass water tankards

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2015-06-26 10:55:22

Dugan Heavy Iris carnival glass water tankards are collectible items of carnival glass, produced in the US by the Dugan Glass Company between 1904 and 1931.

 

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.

Heavy Iris pattern

The Dugan Heavy Iris pattern is a vibrant design in which the raised Irises are to the fore.

The design can be seen on tumblers, water tankards and water sets.

Dugan Heavy Iris water tankards

Dugan Heavy Iris water tankards are generally ruffled pieces of glassware and can be found in amethyst and purple, an electric amethyst and purple variant, marigold, peach and white.

Both white and marigold pieces include unruffled versions.

How much are Dugan Heavy Iris carnival glass water tankards worth?

Electric variety amethyst and purple water tankards are highly prized and have sold for more than $10,000 in the past.

Regular amethyst and purple pieces can range from $500 to $2,000 at auction.

Most other varieties regularly achieve more than $1,000 with the exception of both marigold variants, which range from $50 to $200.

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