This wonderful piece is an old strawholder, not a vase. It is made of a beautiful emerald green glass in the Illinois pattern. Apparently the pattern is also known as Clarissa and Star of the East. It has a deep, pressed pattern with a stippled star and pleated fan design. It is square and is slightly flared at the bottom. These were originally sold in the early 1900's either with or without lids. You can see this on the page copied from an old soda fountain catalog which shows the clear, flint glass with a lid. They were priced more than double with the lid which is probably why you don't see as many with lids.
It measures about 9 5/8" tall by about 3 9/16" square at the top and 4 3/8" at the bottom. It is in very good condition with minimal wear and no damage. There is a slight roughness to one of the base corners. The glass has mold creases which were done in the manufacturing and are shown in the photo close-ups.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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