Garden Path and Variant, Dugan

There are two versions of this pattern, one called Garden Path and the other Garden Path variant. The variant is the most common and shown here. The only difference is the addition of the plume shapes and winged hearts around the outer part of the design in the variant. Most have the a soda gold pattern on the exterior, seen through the piece above. A large ice cream bowl in purple, it brought $1,300 in 1996.

Actually, I have never seen what would be described as a Garden Path--the non variant, and I don't know anyone who has seen one. There is the theory that the piece Mrs. Hartung saw, and named, was an early proof that never went into production. Barb Chamberlain has another theory. She suggests that the piece Mrs. Hartung saw and named Garden Path was actually the small plate. Mrs. Hartung does not mention the size of the plate in her Book III description. Read Barb's article in the September 2019 issue of The Pump. Auctioneers often list the pieces as just Garden Path though, when in fact they are the variant.

Note: In 2003, a small ruffled bowl that the seller described as ice blue sold on ebay for $1,201.

Hartung Book Three: Garden Path
Hartung Book Eight: Garden Path Variant

Bowls, ice cream shape or round, 9-11 inches

Marigold, deep round, 10 (2018), 15 (2020)

Peach opal, 275 (2012), 35 (2016), 50 (2020)

Purple, 235, 1,000 (both 2011), 1,400 (2018)

Purple, base chip, 500 (2019)

White, 55 (2013), 45, 100 (both 2017), 65 (2018)

Bowls, ruffled, 9-10 1/2 inches

Marigold, 10, 25 (both 2016), 10 (2017), 25 (2018)

Peach opal, 35, 60, 125 (all 2016), 30, 450 (both 2018),
   35, 100 (both 2020), 60, 110, 180 (all 2021)

Purple, 700, 750, 800 (all 2016), 1,025 (2017),
   750 (2019), 1,400 (2020)

White, 20, 45 (both 2019), 70 (2020), 60 (2021)

Small bowls or sauces, about 6 inches

Ice blue known

Peach opal, 120 (2019), 25, 35, 75 (all 2020), 30 (2021)

Purple, 430 (2013), 75 (2015), 40 (2019), 65 (2020)

White, 45 (2016), 45 (2018), 15 (2020), 25 (2021)


The above small sauce in purple sold in 2021 for $2,200.
Photo courtesy Seeck auctions.

Updated 9/19/2021

Chop plates, about 11 inches, rare

Amethyst/purple, 1,100, 10,000, 26,000 (all 2018),
   7,000 (2019), 5,250 (2021)

Marigold, 500 (2015), 350 (2017), 475 (2019)

Peach opal, 1,150 (2012), 575, 800 (both 2016),
   1,000 (2017), 675 (2020)

Plates, small, about 6 inches

Marigold, 130 (2005), 85 (2016)

Peach opal, 160 (2015), 170, 200 (both 2017),
   30, 75, 120, 350 (all 2019), 80 (2020)

Purple, 1,575 (2001), 2,600 (2010), 325 (2012)

White, 45, 150 (both 2012), 40 (2013), 90 (2016),
   15, 45 (both 2017), 85 (2018), 65, 80 (both 2020)

White, 7-inch, 160 (2019)

Rosebowls

Marigold, 40 (2018), 20, 25, 35, 50 (all 2020),
   20, 25 (both 2021)