22 January 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ERIC MARTIN WUNSCH
A GROUP OF SILVER, GOLD & BRASS MASONIC 'JEWELS'
Comprising two Past Master pendants, each a compass suspending a sunburst, one of silver and rose gold, engraved: Presented by Clinton Lodge No. 143 to P. M. Maurice Hoyt as a testimony of esteem for his services, N. York 1825; the second a brass and silver example, 1815, engraved: Presented by ABRAMS LODGE No. 15. to W.P.M Daniel D. Smith. N. York. January 5815; together with an oval medallion engraved with Masonic symbols, engraved: L Lamb; a shaped oval medallion engraved with a burning bush and ladder and Zaccheus Hovey Temple M M Lodge; apparently unmarked
The largest 4 ¼ in. (10.6 cm.) high; the badges 1 oz. (29 gr.) (4)
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Christie's, New York 23 June 1993, lot 52 (the Hovey pendant)
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The Hovey 'jewel' is a Mark Master medal, a degree above Master Mason and likely belonged to a member of the Temple Lodge in Albany.
This lot will be offered not subject to a reserve.
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