Dahlia, Dugan

With its huge flower dominating the sides of all shapes, it's hard to confuse this with any other pattern. However, it's easy to confuse the old pitchers with the new. The new pitchers were made from the same molds and are often found in amethyst, the most widely seen color in the classic pitchers. Pitchers have also been reproduced in white and other colors. There's no sure-fire way to tell the difference but most people feel that pitchers that are iridized on the bottom are newer reproductions. Tumblers, the only other shape reproduced, are easy to tell; they have three flowers around rather than four as in the classic version. Berry bowls have a large flower on the base of the interior as well as on the exterior. To view reproductions, click here.

Hartung Book Three: Dahlia

Water sets, 7 pieces

Amethyst/purple, 525 (2006), 275 (2008),
   425 (2009), 350 (2013), 300 (2014), 275 (2016)

Marigold, 625 (2013), 550, 600 (both 2014)

White, 550 (2006), 475 (2016)

White, gold trim, 650 (2015)

White, blue flowers, 4,250 (2000), 2,300 (2005), 250 (2016)

White, 5 pieces, blue flowers, 3,250 (1999)

Water pitchers

Amethyst/purple, 550 (2002), 300 (2006),
   235 (2009)

Marigold, 210 (2009), 115 (2010),
   300 (2012), 120, 350 (both 2014)

White, 125, 250, 400 (all 2010), 180 (2014)

White, gold decor, 500 (2008), 280 (2009),
   175, 500 (both 2011), 130 (2013)

Tumblers

Amethyst/purple, 15 (2010), 40 (2012), 25 (2012),
   35, 40 (both 2014), 20, 55 (both 2015)

Marigold, 80, 80 (both 2005), 30 (2008), 30 (2014),
   40 (2015)

White, 15, 40, 150 (all 2010), 80 (2011), 100 (2013),
   45 (2015)

White, gold flowers, 175 (2001), 110 (2012)

White, red flowers, 140 (2007), 40 (2014)

White, blue flowers, 105 (2000), 40 (2012)

White, worn blue paint, 70 (2011), 40 (2012)

Above is a Dahlia variant tumbler. It has smaller flowers. In purple, this one sold in 2010 for $450. Another sold for $60 in 2014.
Photo courtesy of Seeck Auctions.

Updated 3/26/2017

Berry sets, 7 pc

Amethyst/purple, 500 (2000), 180 (2014)

Amethyst/purple, 5 piece, 165 (2015))

Marigold, 85 (2010), 45 (2011), 225 (2015)

White, 200 (2007)

White, 5 piece, 125 (2009)

White, 6 piece, red flowers, gold trim, 475 (2006)

White, 6 piece, blue paint, gold trim, 280 (2013)

Bowls, large berry

Amethyst/purple, 80-130

Aqua, 7 inch, 130 (2003)

Marigold, 50-90

White, some with painted flowers, 55, 70 (both 2013),
   25 (2014), 30 (2015)

Bowls, small berry or sauce

Amethyst/purple, 65 (2006)

Marigold, 45 (2001)

White, 10, (2010), 23 (2012), 30 (2013), 30 (2014)

Table sets, 4 pieces, some with painted flowers

Amethyst/purple, 250 (2008)

Marigold, 350 (2008), 150 (2010)

White, 150 (2010), 225 (2011), 225 (2012)

White, blue paint, gold trim, 300 (2013)

Butter dishes, covered

Amethyst/purple, 175 (1997), 195 (2016)

Marigold, 95 (1996), 500 (1998), 105 (2010), 135 (2016)

White, 110, 155 (both 2008), 250 (2009)

White, gold trim, 85 (2016)

White, red decor, 225 (2016)

Creamers, some with painted flowers

Amethyst/purple, 85 (2008), 130 (2014), 35 (2015)

Marigold, 65 (2001), 75 (2010), 35 (2014)

White, 20, 125 (both 2008), 45 (2010), 75 (2012)

White, gold trim, 125 (2008), 30 (2012), 55 (2015)

Creamer and Sugar

White, red flowers, 200 (2006)

Spooner

Amethyst/purple, 70-100

Marigold, 135 (2001)

White, 50 (2009), 45 (2012), 40 (2014)

Sugar, covered

Amethyst/purple, 60-100

Marigold, 60-100

White, gold trim, 40 (2016)