Farmyard, Dugan   More

Dugan's Farmyard is one of the most desirable pieces in the Carnival pantheon. Despite their desirability, there are quite a few pieces around--I have almost 80 listed in my database of auction sales from 2006 to 2016. Mostly seen in purple with a 6-ruffled edge; those with an 8 ruffles, as shown above left, are less often seen. Above right are some of the rarities in the pattern: Bowls in three-in-one green, a square purple (they are also ruffled in a squarish shape), a low bowl--almost a plate--in purple, and the only known peach opal example. All have Dugan's Jeweled Heart exterior. The pattern has been reproduced in chop plates, bowls, rosebowls, and spittoons in modern colors.

Hartung Book Two: Farmyard

Bowls, 6 ruffles

Purple, 3,100 (2012), 4,000, 4,900 (both 2013),
   3,400, 3,700 (both 2014), 1,600, 3,750 (both 2016)

Purple, electric, 7,250 (2002), 8,000 (2008)

Purple, stretchy, 7,000 (2003)

Bowls, 8 ruffles

Purple, 2,550, 3,500 (2010), 9,000 (2011),
   3,500 (2012), 4,500 (2014), 5,500 (2016)

Purple, gold painted chickens, 1,050 (2012)

Purple, blue iridescence, 19,000 (2010)

Bowls, 3/1 edge

Purple, 3,500 (2011), 8,200 (2013),
   2,500, 4,600 (both 2014),
   1,600, 3,800, 5,300 (all 2015), 2,600 (2016)

Purple, electric, 11,000, 18,500 (both 2008),
   12,500 (2010), 16,500 (2014)

Bowl, square/diamond

Purple, 5,500 (2007), 6,000, 10,000 (both 2008),
   5,750 (2009), 5,000 (2012), 6,000 (2014)

Bowl, square ruffled

Green, 10,000 (1999), 13,000 (2007)

Purple, 3,500, 4,500 (both 2012), 2,300 (2013),
   3,190, 5,000 (both 2014), 2,200 (2015),
   4,000, 7,500 (both 2016)


Eight bowls in one collection. Here is a set of eight Farmyard bowls, each a different shape but all purple, from the collection of Gary Heavin. They include (top from left) the only known round bowl (almost low enough to be a plate), a three-in-one edge bowl, a square bowl, a diamond shaped bowl, a diamond ruffled, a square ruffled, an eight-ruffled, and a six-ruffled. Thanks to Gary for the photographs.

Last updated 1/10/2017