Friday, 10 June 2011
Early 20th century Rechabites Temperance silk embroidered sash
This rare early 20th century Rechabites Temperance silk embroidered sash depicts Rechabite symbols including two allegorical figures and a beehive and was brought in for valuation by a member of the public. The Independent Order of Rechabites was a friendly society founded in England in 1835. The society was part of a wider movement in the nineteenth century that focussed on abstinence from alcohol. Records of the Glasgow Rechabites are partly held by the University of Glasgow Library Special Collections for research purposes.
The sash is lot 1731 and is valued at £30-50, auction: 16th June 2011 at 6pm