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PRESENTING A LOVELY Set of 12 Silver Plated Italian Masonic Forks and Spoons.
Made in Firenze (Florence) Italy for a Masonic Lodge, the Set consists of 6 matching tea spoons, one sugar spoon and 5 fruit forks.
Each is made of silver plate with profusely repoussed handles and each ending in a decorative finial featuring, lions goats, seals, etc.
The large fork on the right has ‘Firenze’ marked on the top and all have ‘Italy’ mark.
A Masonic lodge, often termed a private lodge or constituent lodge, is the basic organisational unit of Freemasonry. It is also commonly used as a term for a building in which such a unit meets. Every new lodge must be warranted or chartered by a Grand Lodge, but is subject to its direction only in enforcing the published constitution of the jurisdiction. By exception the three surviving lodges that formed the world’s first known grand lodge in London (now merged into the United Grand Lodge of England) have the unique privilege to operate as time immemorial, i.e., without such warrant; only one other lodge operates without a warrant – the Grand Stewards’ Lodge in London, although it is not also entitled to the “time immemorial” title.[note 1] A Freemason is generally entitled to visit any lodge in any jurisdiction (i.e., under any Grand Lodge) in amity with his own. In some jurisdictions this privilege is restricted to Master Masons (that is, Freemasons who have attained the Order’s third degree). He is first usually required to check, and certify, the regularity of the relationship of the Lodge – and be able to satisfy that Lodge of his regularity of membership. Freemasons gather together as a Lodge to work the three basic Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason.
Set of 12 Silver Plated Italian Masonic Forks and Spoons.
Provenance: From the Private Collection of the Family of a former Mason from New Zealand.
Condition: Good original condition. Some very minor loss of plate.
Dimensions: Sugar Spoon: 5.3″ Long and 1″ Wide
Forks: 5.25″ Long and 0.75″ Wide
Tea Spoons: 4″ Long and 0.75″ Wide