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Green Dragon Tavern Sign with Bracket
1875-1940
Maker not marked
USA
Bronze
overall a: 25"h x 21"w x 41"d; overall b: 36"h x 3"w x 56"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.7293a-b

a: Tavern sign in the shape of a dragon. Dark-colored with mouth open and claws out. Wings on the back and tail with pointed tip. Body is covered with scales. A chain is attached to the back. b: Bracket for the dragon sign. Black triangle shape with circles in the center.


In 1764, the Lodge of St. Andrew purchased the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston's North End. They met at the tavern until 1818.This is a reproduction of the sign for the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 54-55.



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