Antique Masonic/Fraternal Occupational Shaving Mug
This antique shaving mug once belonged to W. J.
Cutting. I know what you're thinking, that this is not a Masonic mug, but
actually from the Jr.O.U.A.M. In truth, both fraternal symbols are depicted.
If you look closely, you will see that the hand painted compasses & square
symbols on the front is actually two separate symbols. At the top, in between
the gentleman's name, is the classic, “Masonic Compass & Square” with a gold G
and Seeing Eye in the middle. Below that is an American Shield with the
Compass & Square of a separate fraternal organization called, "Junior Order of
United American Mechanics." This gentleman must have been a member of both
fraternal organizations, which were not connected in any way. The 3 1/8” in
diameter by 3 ½” tall mug is in perfect condition with only some wear to the
gold gilded edges.