The Order of the Eastern Star (OES)is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join. It was established in 1850 by Rob Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts, who had been an official with the Freemasons. The emblem of the Order is a five-pointed star which is featured in the center. This white dish which also had a 22 K gold trim and stars. The square candy dish (or maybe ashtray?) measures 4 3/4" and is in great condition. It has only been lightly wiped with a cloth, a proper cleaning can be done by its new owner. Stamped on the back is OES, Royal Stafford Bone China, Made in England.
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