Early Hand-Painted Soft Paste Masonic Dishes

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This early hand-painted soft paste English plate portrays the Square, Plumb and Level as one tool and the 24 inch gage is directly behind it.   The working tools are surmounted by the Letter "G" within the star which is a pre-1860's symbol used to show God's location in the heavens.  Early 20th century jewelers started putting the Letter "G" within the Square and Compasses after this period.

This working tools dish is French and hand-painted by the famous Limoges factory.

A special "Thanks" from Brother Al Lohman, a 30 year collector and 30+ year Masonic Lodge member from Wisconsin.  Al trades on eBay under the User ID  "lochlohman"




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