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Masonic Loge de l'Union Francaise N. 71 Chalice
USA: New York, New York CIty
sterling silver
overall: 5-1/2"h x 4"dia
Museum Purchase

Masonic Loge de l'Union Francaise No. 71 chalice. Silver with round scalloped base. Flared rim, with mid-section that flares out and is divided into sections. Engraved on one side "Presente par / la [rectangle] de l'Union Francaise N. 71 / au F. George Deloynes V.M. / en temoignage du respect & de l'Affection de ses F.F. / et en reconnaissance des Services eminent qu'il a rendu a la [rectangle] / Or de New York le 27 J w M.M. A.L. 5836."

This chalice was presented to George Deloynes in 1836 by his lodge brothers in respect and affection for his service toward his lodge. Loge de l’Union Francaise No. 71 started meeting in New York City in 1797. The lodge conducted its business in French, as can be seen by the French language inscription on this vessel. "Recent Acquisitions," June 2016 - July 2017

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