The Warwick China Co. was founded in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1887 and closed in 1951. The company made porcelain dinnerware sets, semi-porcelain ware, hotel ware, and railroad china. Pieces were hand-painted or decorated with transfers. The helmet and crossed-swords mark was the first mark Warwick used; it was registered in 1905 but had been used for several years prior. Variations of this mark were still being used in the 1940s. Ioga was a line produced by the Warwick Company and consisted of portraits of ladies, Indians, monks, flowers and fraternal emblems.
This fabulous Warwick vase is the rare clover leaf shape, circa early 1900's. It is decorated on all sides of the three lobes with different clusters of nasturtiums in shades of variegated yellow and orange flowers with shaded green leaves against a background of light creamy yellow flowing into light to rich dark brown. The body of the vase rests upon three artistic, embossed legs. The top edge and interior border of the vase is decorated with brushed gold.
The vase measures 10 1/2" in height and 5 1/2" across. It is stamped in green with the helmet and cross-swords logo and "IOGA - Warwick": red "A 15": remnants of an original paper label; and an original paper label with the shape "clover leaf". There are no cracks, chips, scratches or repairs; as near mint as you will ever find. If you collect Warwick IOGA vases, this is a must for your collection.
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