Masonic Creamer Pitcher
superb and rare Pearlware Masonic Creamer Pitcher dates to around 1750.
It is in its original condition. It has old damage to the spout and a
chip off the inside rim near the handle. It has hand-painted decoration
in earthy colors, ochre. umber, red oxide, green. It seems to have been
made in reverence to the Weaver. There is a great insrcription on the
side..."Before weaving was invented, Nakedness
walk’d every where, And the Rich was well contented, The skins of hairy
beasts to wear, In the night like dolesome Spirits, They walk’d both naked
& forlorn, Then may wee say blefs’d be the day, A Weaver in the world
was born." Around the inscription are dragons, thistles and
foliage decoration, at the top is a leopard’s head. On the other side
of the pitcher are the Masonic symbols and the words... "Have
Communion with few, Be familiar with one, Deal justly with all, Speak Evil of
none." It stands almost 5 inches tall.
special "Thanks" to Brother Nick Plotnek, an English
Mason, who hails from Lodge of
Hospitality, No.8325, Province of Worcestershire, UGLE
for submitting the pictures and description of this wonderful creamer pitcher.