Hobnail, Millersburg

Millersburg's Hobnail is found in pitchers, tumblers, table sets, rosebowls, and spittoons. Pitchers and tumblers are quite rare--only a few of each have sold in the last 10 years. Table set pieces, which are known in amethyst, blue, green and marigold, come on the market very rarely. On the other hand, the rosebowls and spittoons show up at auction with some regularity--perhaps 4 to 6 each per year. Millersburg also made a pattern, Swirled Hobnail, that has the same hobnails but swirling lines in the background. Other manufacturers made the hobnail pattern but in shapes other than those made by Millersburg. Vases in the hobnail pattern were not made by Millersburg although they are sometimes credited to that company.
Pitchers

Amethyst, 1,200, 1,700 (both 2005),
   1,000 (2009), 700, 1,600, 1,800 (all 2010)

Blue, 4,000 (2002), 5,200 (2004),
   4,250 (2005), 4,600 (2014)

Green known

Marigold, 1,650 (2004), 1,700 (2009),
   2,200 (2010), 2,000 (2014)
Tumblers

Amethyst, 600, 1,100 (both 2009),
   750 (2010), 350 (2011)

Blue, 875 (2009), 1,450 (2010),
   950 (2011), 1,000 (2012), 1,050 (2014)

Green, 1,250 (1999), 1,650 (2010)

Marigold, 700, 1,100 (both 2006),
   400 (2009), 1,200 (2010)
Rosebowls

Amethyst, 135 (2012), 200 (2013),
   175 (2014), 100 (2015),
   45, 80, 100, 125, 220 (all 2016)

Green, 1,600 (1994), 525 (2003),
   1,000 (2009)

Marigold, 110, 115 (both 2012),
   80, 85 (both 2013),
   105, 215, 225 (all 2014), 75 (2015),
   75, 85, 90 (all 2016)
Spittoons

Amethyst, 175, 225, 350, 400 (all 2014),
   225, 275, 300, 325, 375, 400, 425 (all
   2015),
   250, 300, 325, 400, 415, 475 (all 2016)

Green, 825 (2010), 2,500 (2011),
   1,300, 3,400 (both 2013), 2,000 (2015),
   500 (2016)

Green, crack, 350 (2015), 375 (2016)

Marigold, 345, 350, 1,000 (all 2013),
   450 (2014), 400, 550 (both 2015),
   200, 250, 300, 325 (all 2016)

In 1992 this blue table set (with amethyst butter bottom) sold at auction for $2,900. In 2006, the same set brought $4,025 on eBay. In 2012, a blue set with a cracked butter base and spooner sold for $1,600.

Butter dish, creamer, sugar

Amethyst, sugar handle cracked, 600 (2012)

Blue, 4,000 (2007)

Marigold, 1,150 (2012)

Butter dish

Amethyst, Springtime bottom, 250 (1997)

Amethyst, 2 base chips, 350 (2004)

Blue, butter dish lid only, 340 (2016)

Marigold, 350, 775 (both 2016)

Creamer

Amethyst, 225 (2009)

Marigold, crack in handle, 175 (2009)

Spooner

Amethyst, 325 (2007)

Green, crack, 140 (2012)

Sugar, covered

Amethyst, 300 (1997)

Green base, blue lid, 475 (2011)

Marigold, 235 (2011)

At the left is the rare Hobnail jardiniere, usually credited to Millersburg. However, some point out that it was made from Fenton's midsize variant Rustic vase mold. One in amethyst sold for $1,450 in 1997; another in amethyst brought $4,200 in 2003. In 2011, an amethyst example with a line around the base sold for $500.

Last updated 1/14/2017

This amethyst jardiniere sold in 2016 for $2,400. No size was given but the auctioneer felt it had been made from a Millersburg water pitcher without the handle.