No. 393 F. & A.M.
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,
"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:
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