|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 194 sales listed in my database of auction sales from 2000 to 2019, plus another 59 of the contemporary variety. 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.|
Bowls, 6 ruffles
Purple, 1,800, 3,100, 3,700 (all 2018),
2,600, 3,250, 9,000 (both 2019), 6,500 (2020).
11,000, blue irid. (2021)
Purple, electric, 7,250 (2002), 8,000 (2008)
Purple, stretchy, 7,000 (2003)
Bowls, 8 ruffles
|Bowls, 3/1 edge|
Purple, 1,700, 1,900, 2,500 (all 2020),
2,800, 3,300, 3,800, 5,500 (all 2021)
Purple, electric, 12,500 (2010), 16,500 (2014),
5,250, 10,000 (both 2020), 20,000 (2021)
Bowl, square ruffled
|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.