Four Pillars, Northwood/Millersburg
A classic design but still confused with other patterns because of its simplicity. Northwood made Four Pillars in two base sizes: a standard size with a 3 1/8 inch base, and a small size with a 2 7/8 inch base. There is a third size of Four Pillars with a 3 1/4 inch base which is a standard size but from an entirely different mold and belived to be Millersburg, including those with Howard Furniture advertising in the base.

Don't settle for a damaged or inferior Four Pillars vase in aqua opal. This is the most frequently found color so there are plenty to choose from.

The examples at the left are one in a Kelly green that sold in 1998 for $900 and an unusually short blue example--just 6 3/4 inches tall.



Above is a most interesting Four Pillars vase that has been whimisied into a candy dish. It is owned by Faith Perrin. I've never seen any other examples of this shape.
Vases, typical heights

Amethyst/purple, 30, 55, 110 (all 2011),
   20, 30 (both 2012), 205 (2013), 50, 65 (both 2014)

Amethyst/purple, Millersburg, 205 (2013),
   50, 85, 135, 300 (all 2014), 25, 50, 155 (all 2015),
   45, 55, 250, 260 (all 2016)

Amethyst/purple, Millersburg, twisted top, 12 inches, 1,600 (2013)

Aqua, 500 (2001), 325 (2003)

Aqua opal, 75, 90, 105 (all 2013), 75, 135 (both 2014),
   65, 75, 100, 125, 190 (all 2015),
   20, 30, 35, 40, 55, 60, 65, 85, 100, 160 (all 2016)

Blue, 145 (2007), 135 (2010), 60 (2011),
   70 (2012), 55 (2013), 40, 90 (both 2016)

Blue, square ruffled, electric, 525 (2013)

Blue opal, 325 (2001), 500 (2003), 350 (2005)

Custard with marigold overlay, 2,250 (2001)

Green, 200 (2009), 65 (2010),
   30, 50, 55 (all 2011), 20, 40, 80 (all 2012), 30 (2016)

Green, Millersburg, 60, 75 (both 2013),
   55, 135, 170 (all 2014), 80, 165 (both 2015),
   145, 240 (both 2016)

Green, emerald, 165 (2002), 340 (2009)

Kelly green opal, 900 (1998)

Lime green, foot damage, 85 (2003), 110 (2012)

Lime green opal, 825 (2003), 1,200 (2007)

Marigold, 155 (2004), 125 (2005), 70 (2010),
   15, 50 (both 2011), 33 (2013), 25, 30 (both 2015),
   18, 25, 30 (all 2016)

Marigold, Millersburg, 200 (2013), 55 (2014),
   15, 75, 135 (all 2016)

Olive/russet, 10, 13, 23, 25 (all 2013), 25 (2014),
   15, 20, 25 (all 2015), 10, 13, 15, 25, 30 (all 2016)

Powder blue opal, 500 (1999), 225 (2011)

Sapphire blue, 525 (2009), 300, 475 (both 2010),
   225 (2011), 650 (2014), 235 (2015), 250, 325 (2016)

Sapphire blue opal, 475 (2011)

Vaseline, marigold overlay, 425 (1993)

Squatty vases, under 7 inches

Amethyst, may be Millersburg, 185 (2004),
   205 (2005), 110, 225 (both 2010), 110 (2011)

Blue, 525 (2004)

Ice green opal, chip, 425 (2000)

Lime green opal, 1,200 (2008)

Marigold, 170 (2006)

Marigold, Millersburg, 195 (2014)

Vase, with Howard Furniture Co. advertising in base (Millersburg)

Green, 50, 65, 70 (all 2010), 125 (2011),
   150 (2012), 50, 225 (both 2013)

Updated 2/1/2017