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Excellent! Antique Homer Laughlin Wyoming Gold Spatter Vanity or Toiletry Ware Set
Homer Laughlin Toiletries generally included more than chamber pots, basins (bowls), and pitchers but also included handled mugs, mouth ewers, soap dishes, and brush vases. The lavatory area was made pretty by decorated porcelain sets.
These Antique Vanity or Chamber pieces are in Homer Laughlin's Wyoming Shape and include a matching medium to large Pitcher, a coveted covered Soap with insert (with the 1914 Majestic mark), a shaving Mug, and a brush Vase all in Excellent Condition. The only imperfection found is a teeny tiny nick on the inside rim of the cover of the soap and the normal crazing. There are no cracks, staining, or significant chips found on any of these pieces. The gold trim appears without wear and still shiny. These were most likely carefully stored most of their over 100 years of life. These are being offered at an Excellent price as they were found at an excellent price.
Measurements are taken at the widest or tallest points:
Pitcher 7 3/4" tall x 7 3/4" wide
Shaving Mug 4" tall x 5" wide
Covered Soap 3 1/2" tall x 5 3/8" wide
Brush Vase 4 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide
The Homer Laughlin Company stamp on the bottom indicates that these pieces were manufactured in 1912 to 1914. The elaborate handles and shapes of Toilet Ware made by Laughlin Pottery often showed only subtle differences from shape to shape making it difficult to identify the differences. Though they were undoubtedly a set, three of the pieces indicate they were made in the East Liverpool plant in different years; 1912, 1913, and 1914. The covered soap with its drainer would have been made in 1914 because it carries the uncommon "Majestic" mark of 1914. (Please note this Majestic was different --obviously--than the Majestic Pattern in dinnerware sold by Laughlin in later years). The shape of these toiletry items is Wyoming and the design the rather simple but elegant gold spattered trim that appeared on other shapes as well. The Wyoming shape has distinctly ornate handles all of its own, scalloped edges, and embossing around the bottom and middle of the pieces. These beautiful early bath (bathroom) or vanity pieces still carry the Victorian style and flair of the era just a few years past.
You may wish to see other Homer Laughlin bathroom / commode / chamber pot accessories / or Toiletry Items (including a Toiletry Set in the Bridal Shape) in this shop!
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Lisa Brightwell, Mechanicsville, MD
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