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Loving cup
19.1 × 24.0 × 22.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sunderland, Durham, England
printed in black (in image) l.c.: The world is in pain / Our secrets to gain / But still let them wonder and gaze on / They ne'er can divine / The word nor the sign / Of a free & an Accepted / MASON. (all in an oval)
printed in black on left side (in image) c.: G (in a star) (square and compass) (triple tau) / LET MASONRY FROM POLE TO POLE / HER SACRED LAWS EXPAND, / FAR AS THE MIGHTY WATERS ROLL, / TO WASH REMOTEST LAND: / THAT VIRTUE HAS NOT LEFT MANKIND, / HER SOCIAL MAXIMS PROVE, / FOR STAMP'D UPON THE MASONS MIND / ARE UNITY AND LOVE. (all in a floral oval
printed in black on right side (in image) c.: ON TIME / Time was, is past thou canst not it recall, / Time is, thou hast employ the portion small, / Time future, is not and may never be, / Time present is, the only time for thee. (all in a floral oval)
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1956
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display