Project Description

Top-left: English ironstone china pitcher with gilding, depicting several Masonic symbols.

Top-center: 1750s French faience plate. Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome over-glaze enamels.

Top-right: Commemorative pitcher with lid from Lodge 9, Philadelphia, 1912, depicting the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia.

Bottom-left: Cut “Cranberry” glass Masonic “toasting cannon” or “firing glass,” 19th century, Germany. Decorated with an assortment of Masonic emblems, the thick bottom of these glasses, when simultaneously brought down onto a table following a toast, produced a booming sound, thus the name “toasting cannon.”

Bottom-center: Pitcher commemorating the visit of General Lafayette to the USA in 1824. Made in Liverpool, England.

Bottom-right: Hand-blown Masonic flask. This early-to-mid 19th century flask is decorated with a variety of Masonic emblems representing the blue lodge and the Royal Arch chapter. The other side depicts an US Eagle and the letters “HS.”