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.

Information on Four Pillars vases here.

Information on vases with vertical ribs here.



This photo of two Four Pillars vases was sent to me by Mark Kessler in 2019. He purchased these on eBay a while earlier. Both have damage to the feet. What's unusual about them? The color: they're in celeste blue, a rare color in the pattern,



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 or heard of any other examples of this shape. It must have been thrill for the glass maker to think of this shaping and then make it work.

Vases, typical heights

Amber, 90 (2018)

Amethyst/purple, 55, 100 (both 2020), 60, 85 (both 2021)

Amethyst/purple, Millersburg, 55 (2018),
   70, 115 (both 2019), 95, 110, 120, 140, 205 (all 2020)

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

Aqua, 500 (2001), 325 (2003)

Aqua opal, 45, 50, 55, 65, 75, 80, 180 (all 2021)

Aqua opal, lot of 2, 65 (2020)

Blue, 225 (2018), 90 (2019, 75 (2020), 55 (2021)

Blue, electric, 375 (2019)

Blue, Karen Engel Auction, 1,450 (2017)

Blue, square ruffled, electric, 525 (2013)

Blue opal, 325 (2001), 500 (2003), 350 (2005),
   100, 300 (both, 2021)

Celeste blue, Karen Engel Auction, 600 (2017)

Custard with nutmeg overlay, 25 (2020), 30, 45 (both 2021)

Custard with marigold overlay, 2,250 (2001)

Green, 20 (2018), 55, 95 (both 2020), 55, 150 (both 2021)

Green, Millersburg, 60, 95, 200 (all 2017),
   55, 175 (both 2018), 130 (2019), 400 (star in base, 2021)

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

Ice green opal, minor damage, 105 (2019)

Kelly green opal, 900 (1998)

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

Lime green opal, 825 (2003), 1,200 (2007), 1,050 (2021)

Marigold, 90 (2017), 115 (2020), 20, 40, 65, 75 (all 2021)

Marigold on moonstone, Karen Engle Auction,
   2,800 (2017)

Marigold on custard, feet chips, 275 (2019)

Marigold, Millersburg, 75 (2017), 30, 75 (both 2018),
   65 (2019)

Olive/russet, 15 (2019), 15 (2020), 20 (2021)

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

Russet green, 25 (2020), 15 (2021)

Sapphire blue, 145, 295 (both 2018), 195 (2020),
   160 (2021)

Sapphire blue, listed as variant, 575 (2020), 250 (2021)

Sapphire blue opal, 475 (2011), 75 (2021)

Vaseline, marigold overlay, 425 (1993)

Squatty vases, under 7 inches

Amethyst, may be Millersburg, 110, 225 (both 2010),
   110 (2011), 115 (2019)

Blue, 525 (2004), 65, 90 (both 2021)

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, 150 (2012), 50, 225 (both 2013), 245 (2017),
   155, 675 (both 2018)

Updated 7/30/2021