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Rustic vases are characterized by the evenly spaced hobs around the trunk, without background or additional details. At left is a typical marigold standard vase. These have a 3 to 3 1/4-inch base with normal heights from 6 to 11 inches. Some have tight crimped tops. The middle photo shows the midsize and midsize variant, both with 4 to 4 1/4-inch bases. The variant, on the right, is most easily distinguished by the hobs in each of the nine flames. These are sometimes called Hobnail variants and erroneously attributed to Millersburg--and bring somewhat higher prices when so described. The right photo shows the two versions of the Rustic funeral vase. These have a 5 to 5 1/4-inch base and heights between 17 and 23 inches. The example on the right has a secondary collar base called a band or plunger--which is more desirable. To view an unswung funeral vase and a vase with a penny in the base, click here.

Information on knobby vases here.

Hartung Book Two: Rustic

Vases, standard size

Amber, 400 (1998), 575 (2011)

Amethyst/purple, 20, 25 (both 2013),
   115 (2014), 35 (2016), 20, 35 (both 2017),
   20, 45, 90 (all 2018)

Blue, 20, 30, 40, 55 (all 2016),
   15, 35 (both 2017), 15, 20, 40 (all 2018),
   25, 35 (both 2019), 20, 25, 40 (all 2020)

Blue base, amethyst top, 11-inch, 300 (2018)

Blue, 7 inch, 125 (2011), 120 (2012)

Blue, crimped top, 50 (2008), 70 (2009),
   35 (2012), 25 (2013), 40 (2017), 80 (2018),
   35, 45 (both 2019), 80 (2020)

Blue, whimsey with spout, 170 (2000)

Blue opal, 3,700 (2011)

Green, 20, 25 (both 2013),20, 25, 40 (all 2015),
   20, 30, 35, 40 (all 2016), 20, 30, 45 (all 2018),
   15 (2019)

Green, crimped, 150 (1999)

Lavender ice, 210 (2011)

Lime green opal, 1,400 (2009)

Marigold, 10, 15, 25, 30 (all 2014),
   15, 25, 30 (all 2015), 5, 10, 15, 25 (all 2016),
   10, 15 (2018)

Marigold, 6-7 inches, 95 (2010), 35 (2011),
   25 (2014), 70 (2016)

Marigold, top swung a lot, 135 (2016)

Peach opal, 1,400 (2006), 1,350 (2009),
   900 (2012), 500 (2017), 375, 475 (both 2019)

Pink, 15-inch, crimped top, 300 (2018)

Red, crimped top, 750 (2008), 1,550 (2009),
   375 (2011), 475, 525 (both 2018)

Red, crimped top, Karen Engel auction, 1,000 (2017)

Vaseline (lime), 700 (2013)

Vaseline opal, 775 (2018)

Vaseline opal, Karen Engle auction, 600 (2017)

White, 30, 35, 40 (all 2017),
   20, 50, 65 (all 2018), 20, 30, 35 (all 2019),
   20, 30, 35 (all2020)

White, 5 1/2-7 inches, 110, 120 (both 2011),
   40, 45, 50, 75, 80, 85, 110 (all 2016),
   45, 55, 65 (all 2018), 20, 30, 40, 90 (all 2019)

Jardiniere, 6 inch, flared

Blue, flared to 12 inches, 5,000 (2019)

Blue, base crack, 4,000 (2006), 2,700 (2016)

Blue, pinched sides, manuf. split, 1,200 (2009)

White, Karen Engel auction, 2,000 (2017)

When this white 7 1/2-inch tall unswung vase sold in 2016 it brought $3,100 even with a couple of flakes on the edge. It has a 5 1/2-inch base. Photo courtesy Burns Auctions.

Hartung Book Eight: Heavy Hobnail

Vases, midsize or midsize variant

Amethyst/purple, 45, 50, 55, 65, 80, 85 (all 2016),
   40, 45, 50, 55, 60 (all 2017), 45, 55, 65, 75, 95, 100 (all 2018),
   25, 50, 55, 60 (all 2019), 40, 55, 75 (all 2020)

Blue, 40, 60, 75, 80, 95 (2014), 45, 50, 55, 120 (all 2015),
   25, 30, 45, 70, 80, 85, 90 (all 2016), 35, 45, 50, 55 (all 2017),
   35, 40, 50 (all 2018), 40, 50 (2019), 45, 50, 80, 110 (all 2020)

Blue, electric, 550 (1995), 350 (2004)

Green, 20, 45, 50, 240 (all 2017),
   25, 55, 60, 75, 85, 100 (all 2018),
   30, 45, 60, 95, 110, 315 (all 2019), 40, 115, 140 (all, 2020)

Green, 8 1/2-inch, 250 (2016) Lime green, 325 (2008)

Marigold, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60 (all 2016),
   30, 145 (both 2017), 35, 45, 200, 450 (all 2018),
   20, 25, 30, 35, 40 (all 2019), 20, 25, 30, 35 (all 2020)

White, 120 (2011), 105 (2012), 140 (2013),
   45, 100 (both 2015), 75 (2016), 130 (2017), 15, 110 (2018),
   60 (2019), 50 (2020)

Vaseline, 250 (2017)

Vases, funeral

Amethyst, no band, 600, 675, 1,000 (all 2014),
   500, 550, 575, 650, 800, 900 (all 2016),
   550, 875, 1,450 (all 2017), 600 (2018)

Amethyst, with band, 1,100, 2,900 (both 2015),
   600, 1,050, 1,450, 1,700 (all 2016), 1,650 (2017),
   1,075, 1,100, 1,300, 1,400, 1,500 (all 2018), 900 (2020)

Blue, no band or not specified,
   300, 425, 440, 475, 575, 700, 800, 900 (all 2016),
   450, 750, 850, 1,050, 1,150 (all 2017), 475 (2018),
   350, 400, 450, 550, 675 (all 2019), 425, 475, 625, 975 (all 2020)

Blue, with band, 1,650 (2013), 1,150, 1,500 (both 2014),
   1,250, 2,000 (both 2016), 1,400 (2017),
   1,850, 2,000, 10,500 (all 2018), 1,250, 1,350 (both 2019),
   5,000 (2020)

Blue, with band, back 4 1/2 inches higher, 12,500 (2013)

Blue, royal, not iridized, with band, 1,500 (2018)

Green, no band or not specified, 800, 850 (both 2015),
   550, 575, 800, 1,200, 2,000 (all 2016), 1,000 (2017),
   1,300 (2018), 474, 1,300, 1,500, 2,800 (all 2019), 550 (2020)

Green, with band, 1,050, 1,400, 2,300 (all 2011),
   2,100 (2012), 1,700, 1,800, 1,900 (all 2013), 2,500 (2014)
   1,050 (2016), 1,100, 1,200, 2,650 (all 2018),
   1,300, 1,500, 5,000 (all 2019)

Green, emerald, with band, 3,600 (2003), 17,000 (2006)
   1,050 (2016), 6,000 (2020)

Green, emerald, with band, Karen Engel auction, 10,000 (2017)

Lavender, 2,100 (2009)

Marigold, no band or not specified,
   225, 325, 350, 425, 450, 475, 500, 750 (all 2017),
   250, 325, 525, 550, 950, 2,900 (all 2018),
   275, 350, 375, 425, 675, 750 (all 2019), 300, 350, 425 (2020)

Marigold, with band, 6,500 (2006), 4,000 (2007),
   1,900 (2011), 6,250 (2013), 3,000 (2017), 290 (2018)

Red, no band, 1,250 (2018)

Red, not iridized, no band, 750 (2013), 1,850 (2016)

Vaseline, no band, Karen Engle auction, 15,000 (2017)

Violet, no band, 800 (2006)

White, no band, 900, 1,450 (both 2015),
   700 (2016), 1,100, 1,150, 1,500, 1,800 (all 2017),
   625, 1,400, 1,700 (all 2019), 425, 625, 1,150 (all 2020)

White, no band, back 5 inches higher, 2,000 (2013)

The spittoon on the left (next to a Millersburg Swirled Hobnail spittoon) was made from an amethyst midsize Rustic variant vase. It sold in 2012 for $3,900.

In 2016, a similar Rustic (Hobnail) spittoon with a hairline crack brought $675. It measured 4 1/2 inches tall and was 6 1/2 inches in diameter.

Updated 7/6/2020