An early 19th century fine Masonic Jewel.
A fine unmarked silver Masonic Jewel, circa 1806, engraved on both sides with Masonic Symbols.
On one side curtains, centred by a compass and set square, are held open, revealing a landscape with a Dove of Peace fyling above a coffin with a fouled anchor engraved ‘Hope’ on the left and a sheep on the right. In the foreground is a Bible open at St. John with a snake crossing from right to left behind. On the curtains are the initials ‘R.C.’ and ‘No. 800’.
On the reverse, the all-seeing eye of God is above a Roman arch, with Moon to the left and Sun to the right. At the base of the chequered floor is the date ‘1806’ and, within the arch, flies a cherub carrying the banner ‘Love without End.’
Very good with a small knock to the suspension loop.
Height – 6.30 cm.; Width – 5 cm.; Weight – 20.10 gms.