For your consideration we are offering this Taylor Smith and Taylor TS&T Soap Dish with the Griffin Logo Mark. An early TS&T back stamp with the griffin logo. (Courtesy the Museum of Ceramics)
The factory founded in 1899 by the brothers William L. and Charles A. Smith, established itself in the early part of the new century as a maker of hotel china and toilet ware, in addition to dinnerware. An illustrated 1917 catalog shows a detailed array of Chester hotel china, “Verona” and “Avona” dinner service, and toilet ware-bed pans, brush vases, mugs, slop jars, slop pails, spittoons and more.
The hotel china and toilet ware later dropped away as TS&T concentrated on dinnerware and specialty items. Please see pictures for more details.