A: Your portrait vase was made by the Warwick China Company in Wheeling, West Virginia. The factory was founded in 1887. They made vases, dinnerware sets, wash sets, umbrella stands, jardinieres, shaving mugs and hotel and railroad china. Many of their pieces were decorated with portraits of monks, Native Americans, images of flowers and also fraternal order related pieces. The meaning of the word “IOGA” remains a mystery and often was included with their marks in the early 1900s. Your vase is circa 1905 and can be seen selling in the range of $225 to $275.
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