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Blue- and Red-painted and Gilt Heart and Hand and Serpent Odd Fellows Warden's Staff with Stand

Auction:
3259T
Lot:
1782
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3259T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Blue- and Red-painted and Gilt Heart and Hand and Serpent Odd Fellows Warden's Staff with Stand, America, late 19th century, the gilt hand with red heart and blue sleeve cuff on a blue-painted pole with gilt serpent, standing in a gold-painted heart shaped base with chain link supports, ht. 77 3/4 in.

Provenance: Collected from an Odd Fellows lodge in Colorado.
The Thomas and Audrey Metzger Odd Fellows Collection
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The serpent's head has been reattached, wear on overall staff from use, scattered scratches and paint loss.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Legendary creatures, Mythology, Odd Fellows lodge, Serpents in the Bible

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