My MIL gave me this vase several years ago at a time when purple and lavender were not popular colors in decorating. I think it must be old; it says Limoges, AL, France on the bottom. It has three twisted handles that are shaped like branches. My lilac is blooming like crazy now so I got it out the other day and and was reminded why I put lilac in it every spring. Isn't it lovely? I hope you enjoy it too.