Ohio Star, Millersburg

Certainly not as rare as some Millersburg vases, but so high on the desirability list that they always bring serious money. Shown above left are a green, marigold, and one of the two known in green opal. On the right are two of the several swung green examples. Another of these is known in amethyst and one in marigold. There are similar contemporary vases that are referred to as Ohio Star, even though the pattern is somewhat different.

Hartung Book Four: Ohio Star

Vases

Amethyst, 1,300 (2019), 1.050, 1,600 (2020), 2,000 (2021)

Amethyst, 15 1/2-inch, swung whimsey, 11,000 (2017)

Crystal, 55 (2017)

Crystal, light iridescence, 475 (2006)

Green, 1,700, 1,800, 1,900 (all 2017), 1,500, 2,300, 3,500 (all 2018), 1,600, 1,800 (both 2020)

Green, heat check in base, 950 (2019)

Green, emerald, 3,500 (2017), 2,250 (2019), 2,500 (2020)

Green, emerald, 16 1/2 inch, 2 sold at price, 21,000 (2020)

Green, swung whimsey, 16,000 (2011), 15,500 (2017), 25,500 (2021)

Lime green opal slag, two known, Cristina Katsikas auction, 8,500 (2020)

Marigold, 1,600, 4,000 (both 2017), 1,000, 2,400 (both 2020), 2,100 (2021)

Marigold, 15 1/4-inch swung whimsey, 7,500 (2017)

White, less than 5 inches, 2,000 (2017)

White, rare for Millersburg, 2,000 (2013)

While the vases come most quickly to mind when Ohio Star is mentioned, Millersburg did make the pattern in other Carnival shapes (as well as uniridized crystal). The marigold compote shown above sold in 1994 for $850; another for $1,500 in 1996; and a third in 2007 for $1,900. In 2015, another marigold compote sold for $3,500. In 2020, a marigold example sold for $4,250. The tricorner marigold sauce is in a private collection.

Dave Noyes bought this marigold Ohio Star sauce from eBay in 2020. It is 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches high. He could find nothing about any other similar sauces nor could I. Quite a remarkable find.

Updated 7/1/2021