Vaux Lodge No. 393 F. & A.M. 

45th Anniversary (1867-1912)

Tobacco Jar


This beautiful cobalt blue tobacco jar commemorates the 45th Anniversary (1867-1912) of Vaux Lodge No. 393 F. & A.M. of Philadelphia, Pa.  Richard Vaux was a Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania for whom this Lodge was named.  One panel depicts a portrait of Richard Vaux and another panel names the three principle Officers of the Lodge.  This piece stands 6 3/4 inches tall and measures 4 1/4 inches in diameter at the base.

Richard Vaux (1816-1895) U.S. Congressman to 51st Congress, 1890-91, from Pa. Born Dec. 19, 1816 in Philadelphia. Admitted to the bar at Philadelphia in 1837. In diplomatic service in Great Britain one year, and declined appointment as secretary of legation at St. Petersburg. Served in the state house of representatives in 1839; was recorder of deeds and later mayor of Philadelphia. Was raised in Lodge No. 3, Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 1843; exalted in Harmony Chapter No. 52, R.A.M. on Sept. 24, 1846; exalted in Philadelphia Commandery No. 42, K.T., Nov. 16, 1855. As Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, he laid the cornerstone of the Masonic Temple at Philadelphia in 1868. Died March 22, 1895.

A special "Thanks" to Brother Steve Kapp (kalbo on eBay) for submitting the pictures of his wonderful Tobacco Jar.  Steve is a Master Mason and a Masonic Collector who is affiliated with the below listed Masonic bodies:

Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105, Angeles City, Philippines
Cavite York Rite, Cavite, Philippines
Okinawa Scottish Rite, Okinawa, Japan  (Valley of Okinawa and Guam) Aloha Temple, Honolulu, Hawaii




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