This brush holder or vase would have likely been part of a larger vanity or toilet ware set that would have included a bowl and pitcher, chamber pot, and other items. The East Palestine Pottery mark on the base is one of their earlier marks; approximately 1894. The vase is also marked "Columbia" which usually referred to the shape of the piece instead of an actual pattern name.
The antique vase is in Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks, or crazing. The exterior has an embossed pattern and remains glossy. Both sides have a lovely design of purple violets and both the top and bottom are scalloped. It is 4 3/4" tall and 3 1/8" across the mouth.
East Palestine Pottery was open in East Palestine, Ohio from 1884 to 1904 before the company became the more familiar W.S. George Pottery. East Palestine was known for their dinnerware as well as their toilet ware sets. With the company only open for 10 years under this name, their pieces are hard to find, especially in such great condition.
You may wish to see other bathroom / lavatory / commode / chamber pot accessories / or Toiletry Items in this shop.
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