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Pitcher from John Walton to St. Paul's Lodge
England: Staffordshire
Creamware printed in black with gilding and black paint
overall: 20"h x 17"w x 15"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Large cream-colored pitcher decorated in black and gold. Gold stripe along rim and foot. Covered with Masonic symbols and motifs including archways and stars. Under the spout is an oval with text, "From John Walton / to / St. Paul's Lodge." There are two cartouches with verses inscribed. One verse begins, "The World is in Pain..."; the other starts, "We help the Poor in time of need..." The bottom has a stamped mark, "Wedgwood."

For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 178-179; and blog post, December 24, 2014 http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2014/12/raise-a-glass-to-the-season-happy-holidays-from-the-scottish-rite-masonic-museum-library.html; and blog post, March 22, 2011 http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2011/03/a-memorable-gift.html

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