Big Basketweave, Dugan
Year(s) of Production: 1915 Butler Bros Catalog
Pattern Description: Exterior pattern of a basket weave on vases, baskets and punch sets with Persian Garden interiors. Baskets have a single handle.
Shapes in Database: Basket, Vase
Colors in Database: Amethyst/Purple, Blue, Celeste Blue, Ice Blue, Lavender, Marigold, Powder Blue/Marigold Overlay, Sapphire Blue, Smokey Lavender, White*
*Not all colors are available in every shape.
About Big Basketweave
Big Basketweave was made by Dugan and comes in 2 sizes of baskets (6″ and 6 3/4″) and vases (unswung about 5″ and flared and swung from 9-12 1/2″”) with one base size. The short ruffled hat shapes are considered to be bases for the Persian Garden 2 piece Fruit Bowl.
The baskets are 2 separate molds – the larger basket made from the vase/base mold with a distinct bottom rim and a clear, smooth handle and the smaller with no bottom rim, a patterned handle and a starred base. A small one sold at auction with information stating that it sold in 1923 filled with candy corn for 10 cents.
A similar pattern is the Beaded Basket by Diamond – it will always have 2 handles and unlike Big Basketweave the baskets can be found in amethyst/purple and blue.