SOLD Pair of white porcelain Masonic emblem ashtrays
Handmade with bone white glaze and Mason symbols in gold and blue. The Mason maker signed his name 'C Dodson' on the bases. These appear to be from the 1950s, could be older or younger. We looked up C Dodson and found the Dodson family are Mason members dating back to the 1800s.
Here's a couple of links mentioning C. Dodson: The Free Mason and Masonic Illustrated, 1907 & A Small Lodge, the Great Depression and Christmas, 1930s. We have no idea if the C. Dodson signed on these ashtrays is a relation, but it's fun to think about.
The large ashtray measures 8½" square and has very light wear on the emblem. The smaller measures a bit over 6" square and the emblem is like new. The glaze on both is perfect. No chips or cracks. Each ashtray has six long and flat rests.
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