This is a fabulous item for the collector of old Masonic memorabilia.
A good larger example - measuring some 5 1/4 inches in height (13.5 cm). The diameter across the top is just over 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm).
Weight unpacked is 350 grams.
This is a beautiful example of a masonic firing glass and has a selection of finely engraved symbols all around the main body section.
The glass is faceted all around with a very heavy hexagonal and chunky faceted base - although not dated it is certainly not a modern example - and probably dates to the late 19th century or early 20th century, and is probably German in origin. There is a finely polished pontil to the base.
There is a previous owner's lodge details engraved on the base in a very Germanic Gothic script: s.l BR / W.B
The main body section has lovely engraved masonic symbols - a sun and dividers: a flying arrow and tablets; a hammer and block anvil; a moon, star and hammer; a pentangle and pyramid and cross keys and a book - all as matched pairs on each facet.
In excellent condition with no damages or any kind. More photographs can be supplied on request to interested parties.
The fine details of the making and engraving are reflected in my asking price - which is a fair one for such a beautiful example.
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