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Masonic Past Master's Jewel
ca. 1870
Maker not marked
USA
Gold, enamel
overall: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.; 8.89 x 6.35 cm
Gift of Mrs. Merrill Griswold
78.56.1

Masonic Past Master's Jewel. Jewel composed of gold; top bar with two crescents back to back in center; rectangular base weave through crescents; field of base black with gold vertical strips; small balls on horizontal ends of rectangular bar. Suspended from this via o-ring is jewel in shape of arc and compasses (square missing); compasses have rosetta at apex with black background; black lily motifs on upper legs of compasses. On reverse, hinge pin at top; engraved with text "Presented to Past Master W.F. Allen / by the / members of Hawaiian Lodge No. 21 F and A M / Feb 7th 1870".


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