Temperance Movement Ceremonial Sash by George Tutill, London
Antique white Temperance movement ceremonial sash made by the renowned London regalia maker George Tutill. Temperance emblems adorn this simple fraternal regalia sash with silver tassels. The badge represents the city of London.
Tutill's silk banners were dyed, woven and hand painted at the company premises at 83 City Road in London. The City Road site was designed specifically for banner-making with three galleries and a glass roof to let in daylight. The painting process was highly skilled with different artists each painting landscapes, emblems, portraits and technical scenes such as buildings or workplaces.
Banners made for the Ancient Order of Foresters and other friendly fraternal societies featured similar symbols representing hope, justice and the 'all seeing eye' which were common in other artworks produced by the labour movement.
This temperance movement piece dates between 1861 and 1887 when George Tutill died.
83 City Road
Fraternal regalia sash measures 27.75“ long (each side) by 2.5“ wide and weighs 1.6oz
In good condition with some signs of aging to the material commensurate with age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)
Shop Ref: Box No. Temperance Box I
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