Ruby flashed souvenir pitcher
This is a small antique ruby flashed pressed glass souvenir pitcher with applied handle in the Button & Arches pattern produced by Duncan Miller ca. 1880-1920. One side reads “Souvenir U.R.K. of P. Encampment”. Other side reads “Marie Whisman, Aug. 20, 1904, Louisville, Ky.” The lower portion of the pitcher has deep miters that form the six buttons and arches segments, and the bottom features a 6-point star with additional buttons. Piece stands 3-1/2" tall with a 2-3/4" diameter base, and measures 4" from spout to handle. Ruby flashing is in amazingly good condition, with no scratches whatsoever, nor are there any nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches to be found anywhere on this truly beautiful antique. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.
By the way, U.R.K. of P. stands for Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. A secret fraternal and benevolent order known as the Knights of Pythias was organized as a voluntary association in Washington, District of Columbia, in 1864. In addition to a Grand Lodge and subordinate lodges in each state to which it has been extended, the order conducts an insurance branch known as the Endowment Rank and a military branch known as the Uniform Rank. After an enormous amount of research, Ol’ Swaphos and I discovered that The "Old Kentucky Home" Guard No. 42, Knights of Pythias was instituted in Williamstown, KY on May 30, 1893. We even found an old photo of this group taken in 1901 in their full regalia. Click here to see it.
Price: $50.00 + s/h and insurance
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