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Cherries (Daisy and Plume), Dugan

Manufacturer: Dugan
Year(s) of Production:
Pattern Description: Dugan's Cherry interior on a three footed bowl with a Daisy and Plume exterior instead of the more commonly found Paneled Cherries exterior.
Similar Patterns: Dugan’s Cherries (Jeweled Heart Back), Dugan’s Paneled Cherries, Fenton’s Cherries, Millersburg’s Hanging Cherries
Shapes in Database: Bowl
Colors in Database: Amethyst/Purple*

*Not all colors are available in every shape.

About Cherries (Daisy and Plume)
Dugan’s Cherries bowls with Daisy and Plume exterior are always splay-legged. Those reported have a three-and-one, non-serrated edge.

According to Dr. Larry Keig, the interior of Cherries/Daisy and Plume is the most realistic and intricate of the Dugan and Diamond cherries patterns. On this pattern, three cherries are found in two of the four clusters, two in the other clusters. A distinguishing feature of Cherries/Daisy and Plume is a “sandy” (neither stretchy nor stippled) surface texture extending from the outer rim to about an inch and three-fourths inward. A small open area, about the size of a quarter coin, is found in the deeply recessed center.

The exterior pattern is typically distorted, making it hard to discern the three blossoms (each with eight petals) and three plumes that are set against a stippled background. The legs are almost always chipped.

This is an extraordinarily difficult pattern to track down. It is found on large bowls measuring from 8 3/4 to 9 1/2 inches in diameter. The few that have been reported are fiery amethyst (a reddish purple) or oxblood.

Similar patterns are Dugan's Cherries (Jeweled Heart Back), Dugan's Paneled Cherries, Fenton's Cherries and Millersburg's Hanging Cherries.


A rare variation could be called an Absentee Cherries/Daisy and Plume. It has a three-and-one edge and is known in Peach Opal (see pictures below, courtesy of Seeck Auctions).


Stippling/Stippled: An artistic effect on the mould that results in the blank space in the pattern appearing to have a rough, sandy appearance.