Vases in the Collection of Alfredo Villanueva Collado, PhD.

These pictures show the closeness of Dugan art glass to its Czech counterparts, and its adherence to Art Nouveau principles of design. They also show how the terms used by the company to describe their wares are really useless in terms of trying to catalogue the glass. In my article on Dugan for I offer a different classification, based on observation and study of individual pieces.

Photographs by Abersio Núñez

1. Fan vases, Kralik (in back) and Dugan. This type of
fan shaped top also appears in Rindskopf vases.

2. Rindskopf and Dugan vases with tripeaked tops.

3. Tricorn top, Rindskopf and Dugan.

4. In this picture, the tall vase is Loetz.
The small vases are Dugan.

5. This time, the Czech vase (in red) is a Rindskopf.

6. A Rindskopf vase and a Dugan Peach Opal.

7. The blue bowl is Dugan, the green bowl is Kralik.

8. There are also similarities between Dugan and Czech glass in terms of texture, particularly in the use of frit. The tall humpenvase is a Kralik.

9. These are three Dugan vases featured in the Passau Museum Catalogue, Band IV, as "Unidentified Bohemian." The rosebowl also appears in Truitt I.

10. These Peach Opals, with their organic shapes, may be said to mark the transition between Art Nouveau and Carnival glass in Dugan production.

11. The 6-inch "sake bottle" shape in different colors.

12. The vase on the left, Kralik; the vase on the right, Dugan. Notice the characteristic ribbing due to the molds being used.

13. Rare because of their size, these "Ice blue" vases are all between 10 and 13 inches tall. I also know of large red and amber vases.

14. Venetian lot C1216, as seen on page 50 of HMW.

15. Venetian lot C1211, HMW, page 50. It includes a Hexagon Button and a Stippled Estate, and comprise at least 4 different decors and surface treatments.

16. Four Pompeian vases as they appear in a 1906 catalog line advertisement (HMW, page 51)

17. Pompeian lot K 2426, (HMW, page 51)

18. A set of Venetian light blue vases. These are all the shapes I have found, but there may be others as yet undiscovered.


Adlerová, Alena, et. al. Das Böhmishe Glass 1750-1900. Band IV, Jugendstil in Böhmen. Passau: Passauer Glasmuseum, 1995. [PMC].

Burns, Carl O., Dugan and Diamond Carnival Glass: Identification and Value Guide. Paducah, Ky.: Collector Books, 1999.

Heacock, William, James Measell and Barry Wiggins. Dugan/Diamond: The Story of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Glass. Marietta: Ohio: Antique Publications, 1993 [HMW]

Measell, James. Dugan's Pompeian, Japanese and Venetian Glass." Antiques and Collecting, Jan. 1993: 26-27/32.

Truitt, Robert. Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 I. Kensington, Md.: B&D Glass, 1995.

Villanueva-Collado, Alfredo. "Dugan: An American Original." ---. "Dugan Art Glass, 1906-1907." Journal of Antiques and Collectibles IV, 8 (November 2003): 38-40.

Vases from the Krupp and Villanueva Collado's collection

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