By Hooked on Carnival
Dugan was the manufacturer of Ski Star, and it comes in baskets, berry sets (large bowl and sauce bowl), standard bowls and plates (found in both small and standard size). In a carnival glass pattern this is not a lot of shapes, but what Dugan did with these shapes is what we find interesting.
Let’s start with baskets. All baskets have a dome footed base just like the standard size bowl. They simply took the standard size bowl and made it 2 sides up, then added a handle. If you think of it, this is really an interesting way to make another shape and still use the same mold – just add a handle!
Ski Star Basket
Bowls are the most plentiful shape in this pattern, and they come in 3 sizes (large, standard and sauce), each having their own unique edge treatments. When a large bowl and at least one sauce are combined it is called a berry set, so there was another way to market this pattern.
Large bowls and sauces have a collar base. Sauces are usually about 5 to 6 inches wide and large bowls are about 10 to 11 inches wide. Sauces come 6 ruffled and 8 ruffled with smooth edge. The large bowls also come in 6 ruffled and 8 ruffled and most have a smooth edge, but a few do have a beaded edge.
Sauces 6 and 8 ruffled
Large Bowls 6 and 8 ruffled
Large Bowls with beaded edge 6 and 8 ruffled
Standard sized bowls have a dome foot and have the most shaping of any of the bowl sizes: 2 sides up crimped, 2 sides up ruffled (note that ‘2 sides up’ are sometimes called banana boat shape), 3n1, crimped tri-cornered, deep ruffled, ruffled (10) and tri-cornered. Now that is a lot of edge treatments! Wonder who made the discussion for which edge treatment to use?
Standard Bowls 2 sides up Crimped and 2 sides up Ruffled
Standard Bowls 3n1 and Deep Ruffled
Standard Bowls Crimped Tri-cornered and Tri-cornered
Standard Bowl 10 Ruffle
Plates in the Ski Star pattern come in small and standard sizes. The smaller was made from the collar-based sauce bowl and is about 6 to 7 inches wide. So far, they are only known with a crimped edge treatment. The standard size plates are made from the dome footed standard size bowls and are about 8 to 9 inches wide. The dome footed standard plates are known to have 2 different edge treatments, handgrip (with one edge pulled up) and crimped.
Small (Collar Base) Plate crimped
Standard Plate (Dome footed) hand grip and crimped
Dugan’s Ski Star is a great example of utilizing just a few molds and shaping them in a lot of different ways.