Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beautiful Skull and Crossbones

Here we have what I find to be one of the most beautiful objects in the world - a white velvet, silver bouillon-thread embellished, latter 19th Century, skull and crossbone encrusted Oddfellow's Apron!!

Mike brought it into the shop from an auction at a New Jersey Oddfellows Lodge. All of the other aprons and banners were beautiful examples of painted silk, and of these I believe one or two examples remain, BUT this beauty was so spectacular it went immediately to Mike's private collection, but for once I was ready with camera and at least got some lovely photos to share.

As always feel free to call Obscura at 212-505-9251 and Evan and Mike can let you know what aprons or banners are available.

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