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Homer Laughlin: Wyoming Pattern Toiletry Pitcher
A lovely pattern of Pink Roses and Lily of the Valley! Toiletry sets in the Victorian Era were a necessity without running water and plumbing. Homer Laughlin Toiletries often included more than chamber pots, basins (bowls), and pitchers but also included mugs / cups, mouth ewers, and vases. The lavatory area was made pretty by decorated porcelain sets. This small pitcher may have been used as a pitcher or perhaps a brush mug or vase / brush holder (for toothbrushes). Depending on which reference guide is used, the Laughlin stamp on the bottom indicates that it was manufactured in 1912 or perhaps as late as 1922. (I believe it is Circa 1922.) This elaborate shape by Laughlin; appears to be the Wyoming Shape. Laughlin offered many patterns in their toiletries. The Wyoming Shape has distinctly ornate handles and is scalloped around the top and bottom edges. A beautiful bath (bathroom) or Vanity piece, this Brush Mug is in Very Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks, breaks, or crazing.
The only flaw detected appears to be a thin darkened line (perhaps a crack in the glaze that has picked up minor staining, just above the pink rose pattern.) This area is only superficial--on the outside of the item only and does not show up on the inside. The pitcher measures 3 1/2" tall with a mouth opening of 3 1/2" also..
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