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Davenport Pearlware Pottery Massive Presentation Jug, Arms of The Oddfellows

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials pearlware
Dimensions
W. 22 in; H. 19 in; D. 14 in;
W. 55.88 cm; H. 48.26 cm; D. 35.56 cm;
Condition Good. line around the top of foot.
Description Davenport Pearlware Pottery Massive Presentation Jug,
Arms of The Oddfellows,
1870-86
(Ref: NY9477)

The massive jug has a brown-red band to the foot and around the rim and spout. To each side is a large version of the Oddfellows Coat of Arms with a lady holding an anchor to one side and a lady to right holding a cross in her left hand. Above the arms is a crest of a mother with two small children behind a white globe with a serpent forming a circle. Above is an “All-seeing" Eye radiating golden rays on one side and one the other two celestial globes on stands with a type of seagull between. On the spout in dark brown is a branch with flowers and leaves. Around the rim are symbols of the moon, the sun, and an owl on a branch. Odd Fellows promote philanthropy, the ethic of reciprocity and charity

Below the spout is found the following inscription:

The Loyal/ Samaritans Pride Lodge (crossed gold keys)/ SALFORD/ Instituted April 28 1834/ HOST WALKER

Dimensions: 19 inches high x 22 inches wide x 14 inches deep

Mark printed in black: DAVENPORT/Longport/Staffordshire (1870-86)



Odd Fellows (or Oddfellows; also Odd Fellowship or Oddfellowship is an international fraternity consisting of lodges first documented in 1730 in London. The first known lodge was called Loyal Aristarcus Lodge No. 9, suggesting there were earlier ones in the 18th century. Notwithstanding, convivial meetings were held "in much revelry and, often as not, the calling of the Watch to restore order.

Names of several British pubs today suggest past Odd Fellows affiliations. In the mid-18th century, following the Jacobite risings, the fraternity split into the rivaling Order of Patriotic Oddfellows in southern England, favouring William III of England, and the Ancient Order of Oddfellows in northern England and Scotland, favouring the House of Stuart.

Odd Fellows from that time include John Wilkes (1725–1797) and Sir George Savile, 8th Baronet of Thornton (1726–1784), advocating civil liberties and reliefs, including Catholic emancipation. Political repressions such as the Unlawful Oaths Act (1797) and the Unlawful Societies Act (1799) resulted in neutral amalgamation of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows in 1798. Since then the fraternity has remained religiously and politically independent. George IV of the United Kingdom, admitted in 1780, was the first documented of many Odd Fellows to also attend freemasonry, although the societies remain mutually independent.

In 1810, further instigations led to the establishment of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity in England. Odd Fellows spread overseas, including formally chartering the fraternity in the United States in 1819. In 1842, due to British authorities intervening in the customs and ceremonies of British Odd Fellows and in light of post-colonial American sovereignty, the American Odd Fellows became independent as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows under British-American Thomas Wildey (1782–1861), soon constituting the largest sovereign grand lodge. Likewise, by the mid-19th century, the Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity had become the largest and richest fraternal organisation in the United Kingdom.

Odd Fellows promote philanthropy, the ethic of reciprocity and charity.
Styles / Movements Americana, Traditional, Victorian
Patterns Traditional
Dealer Reference Number NY9477
Incollect Reference Number 425484
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