antique paris porcelain 13" platter hand painted- $91
antique IOOF odd fellows pitcher magenta crest-$15
I have only seen this complex crest, a construction using a myriad of IOOF symbols, on one other piece. It is in a museum dedicated solely to Scottish Rite, Masonic, and Odd Fellows treasures and rarities.
The museum has but one example, and it is cataloged as: “Independent Order of Odd Fellows pitcher; white background” - - - “transfer printed design of IOOF symbols; winged figure of Father Time with scythe and Bacchus with grapes; heart in hand, shield with three men's faces; banner reading ‘UPON MY HONOR / QUID RIDES,’ 1790-1820.”
I spoke by phone with a curator, exchanging images by email as we spoke. We both had a good chuckle while trying to decide what to call it – Coat of Arms? Crest? Cartouche?” I think I may go visit the museum. Their example is a multi-color transfer, while mine is a single color I’d call magenta or maybe mulberry. If everyone at the museum is a helpful and friendly as the curator with whom I shared some laughs, it should be a fun place to visit.
brank or scold's bridals. SHUT UP!
garbage hoard. from the rebuilding of the glass furnace.
estate sale tour
oh boy. tomorrow. some nice things amonst the dreck