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Saturday, October 24, 2015


341 object

antique paris porcelain 13" platter hand painted- $91


341 object

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!




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oh boy. tomorrow. some nice things amonst the dreck


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