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.

Water sets, 7 piece

Blue, 7,000 (2020)

Pitchers

Amethyst, 1,000 (2009), 700, 1,600, 1,800 (all 2010),
   1,050 (2017), 525, (nick handle, 2020)

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

Green known

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

Tumblers

Amethyst, 750 (2010), 350 (2011),
   510, 650, 900 (all 2019)

Blue, 1,050 (2014), 650 (2018),
   500, 800, 825 (all 2019)

Green, 1,250 (1999), 1,650 (2010), 2,500 (2019)

Marigold, 1,200 (2010), 1,350 (2019), 950 (2020)
Rosebowls

Amethyst, 55, 110 (both 2019), 55, 130 (both 2020),
   145, 195 (both 2021)

Green, 1,600 (1994), 525 (2003),
   1,000 (2009), 125, 575 (both 2017)

Marigold, 75, 100 (both 2018),
   35, 45, 65, 140 (all 2019), 40, 70, 100 (all 2020)
Spittoons

Hartung Book Five: Hobnail Spittoon

Amethyst, 175, 225, 325, 425 (all 2019),
   215, 230, 250, 300 (all 2020), 135, 275, 425 {all 2021)

Green, 8500 (2017), 2,000 (2018), 1,500 (2020)

Marigold, 200, 325 (both 2019), 275 (2020), 375 (2021)

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, 450 (2018)

Amethyst, blue lid, 650 (2017)

Amethyst, Springtime bottom, 250 (1997)

Amethyst, 2 base chips, 350 (2004)

Blue, butter dish lid only, 340 (2016)

Marigold, 350, 775 (both 2016)

Marigold, butter lid only, 30 (2018)

Creamer

Amethyst, 225 (2009), 265 (2017)

Blue, 3,200 (2017)

Marigold, crack in handle, 175 (2009)

Spooner

Amethyst, 325 (2007)

Green, crack, 140 (2012)

Sugar, covered

Amethyst, 300 (1997)

Blue, 2,100 (2017)

Green base, blue lid, 475 (2011)

Marigold, 235 (2011), 650 (2017)

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.

Updated 9/23/2021

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.

An amethyst jardinere sold in 2020. The auctioneer couldn't determine whether it was Fenton or Millersburg. It brought $1,600.