Past Master's Jewel, probably 1823

Title

Past Master's Jewel, probably 1823

Description

London silversmith Thomas Harper (ca. 1744-1832), a prolific and skilled craftsman, produced a variety of Masonic jewels in the late 1790s and first decades of the 1800s, including mark jewels, officer’s jewels, and presentation jewels, like this Past Master’s jewel made for a member of the Bascome family.

This style of jewel, a square with a depiction of the 47th Problem of Euclid suspended from it, was the inspiration for the design of Past Master’s jewels used in Pennsylvania.

For more on this object please visit the online collection record here.

Identifier

Museum Purchase, 2017.018.2

Creator

Thomas Harper (ca. 1735-1832), London, England

Date

Probably 1823

Citation

Thomas Harper (ca. 1735-1832), London, England, “Past Master's Jewel, probably 1823,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed October 26, 2021, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/1146.

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