|Antique Publication's Christmas Compotes|
|Dugan's Christmas Compote mould was found by two employees of Antique Publications / Glass Press; Dave Richardson, publisher and James Measell, Director of Glass History Research. The mould was marked with Dugan's D inside a diamond, clearly identifying the Christmas Compote as a Dugan product.
Antique Publications published books on glass and other antique collectibles and produced the subscription magazine, Glass Collectors Digest.
Dave Richardson took the mould to Fenton, where it was determined to be usable. The mould was marked "GP" for Glass Press as well as with Fenton's capital "F" in an oval. Dave Richardson had some samples made by Fenton in Mulberry Blue, Teal and Topaz Opalescent. These samples were taken to the 1997 International Carnival Glass Association convention in Dayton, Ohio. Below is the Christmas Compote in Teal and its "GP" mark on the base.
Read the entire story of the mold discovery and first re-make of the Christmas Compote here in the Oct/Nov 1997 Glass Collectors Digest
|Antique Publications then commissioned Fenton to make reproductions of the Christmas Compote for resale. The pieces were then marked, on the base, with an "AP" and the Fenton oval. Inside the Fenton oval is a capital "F", in script, which was the mark used when the mould was not originally Fenton's.
Red Carnival and Topaz Opal Carnival pieces were the first to be made and advertised for sale in the Glass Collectors Digest. Then Blue Carnival and Green Opal colors were made. Finally, they made the compote in Plum Opal Carnival. All were marked with the "AP". Below are ads placed in the "Glass Collectors Digest" for these pieces.
The mould exists today and has been recently used by Mosser to make souvenirs for the International Carnival Glass Association.