Hobstar Band, possibly Lancaster

Celery vases

Green, 200 (2008), 25 (2016)

Marigold, 20, 35 (both 2015), 65 (2021)

Teal green, hairline crack, 80 (2001)

Hartung Book Four: Hobstar Band celery vase

I'm not sure who made this geometric pattern. Some collectors speculate Imperial, others US Glass. In any event, the pitchers and tumblers are found in two varieties: the regular pitcher and tumbler have straight sides; the variant pitcher is pedestal footed (as above left) and the variant tumbler is flared slightly at the top. The only other two shapes in this pattern that I'm aware of are the compote and celery vase.

Hartung Book Eight: Hobstar Band tumbler

Water sets, 7 piece

Marigold, 35 (2019), 30 (2020)

Marigold, 6 piece, 45 (2020)

Marigold, 5 piece, straight sided pitcher,
   25 (2016)

Water pitchers

Marigold, straight sided, 40 (2010), 40 (2020)

Marigold, with one tumbler, 45 (2013), 65 (2015)

Marigold, pedestal base, 55 (2006), 45 (2016)


Marigold, 10-15

Compotes, 5 1/2 inch

Marigold, 10-15

In 2006, Mary Lougheed sent me a photo of her 10-inch Hobstar and Band marigold bowl. I have not actually seen one but have auction reports of two similar pieces having sold. One brought $25 in 1996 and the other $40 in 2004.

In 2022, another of these, with a star in the base, sold for $30.

Updated 12/8/2022

In 2008, Paul Kirk sent me the clipping at the left. It had come from a CD with images from original catalogs, trade journals, etc., by Tom Bredenhoft. Paul spotted this clipping and noted the similarity to the pattern we call Hobstar Band. He notes that this pattern was made by Lancaster Glass Company and was called Orizaba (perhaps after a town in Mexico).

Paul admits that there are some differences: Plain rather than notched handles and a flat base rather than slightly collared--among other things. He points out that catalog illustrations often varied from the actual pieces. Given that the pattern itself appears identical, however, it would seem that the Hobstar Band pattern is likely this Orizaba.

On another note, Paul points out the the bowl shown directly above it is actually the Quintec pattern of McKee, and probably fairly recent. The original bowls have a star/pattern in the base.