This antique tri-fold fob is circa 1907, and is a most exceptional piece boasting an intricately carved, enameled design that you are sure to treasure for generations! The top of the 14k yellow gold pendant features a triangle bearing the Yod symbol on one side and the 32nd Degree emblem -- the number 32 -- on the reverse side. The triangles have black enamel detailing, allowing them to stand out nicely against the yellow gold background. A large Maltese Cross is set below the triangle, and serves as the center of this tri-fold fob. This design allows each side to be lifted from the center cross, and for Masonic symbolism to be displayed throughout! The front panel displays the double headed eagle of the Scottish Rite emblem, with a sword in the talons and a banner below that reads Speas Mea in Deo Est?, which translates My Hope is in God. The detailing on the eagle has worn down some over the years, as can be seen in the enlarged photographs, and there is also some enamel loss along the banner. The inner portion of this panel is engraved with the original inscription, which reads Richard Breeze Ross 32 degree, Penn'a Consistory S.P.R.S. NOV, 12-15-'07 . The middle panel is a cross with the Prince of Jerusalem emblem of a sword, scale, and stars in the center. The emblem is set against a field of blue enamel, with red and black enamel detailing on the arms of the cross. The backside of this center cross shows the 18th degree Rose Croix emblem. The center is blue with the Pelican and her babies inside a Square & Quadrant with the cross above. The emblem is topped by a golden crown, and there is red enamel detailing on the surrounding arms. The outer face of the large back panel has a Knights Templar emblem of a red slanted cross and crown in the center. This is framed with a black border that reads In Hoc Signo Vinces?, which translated In This Sign You Will Conquer. Two swords pass through the center of the background cross, and each arm is accented by intricately carved, ornate detailing. The top arm features a skull and crossbones, while the right arm features Masonic working tools; the bottom arm bears a cross and shield pattern, and the left arm an altar between two columns. The backside of this panel features a Royal Arch Keystone finished with white enamel and bearing black enameled lettering in the center, which reads KSHTWSST. The center of the Keystone bears the numbers '05, 430, '07, and 286?, while the four arms of the cross have been engraved with personalized inscriptions: Stuckrath Lodge 430 F & AM, 10-12-'05, Allecheny Council 38, R & SM, Allecheny Commandery 36 KT, and Bellevue Chap. 296 RAM. There is some loss and wear to both the enameled and engraved details on this piece, as seen in the enlarged photographs. This piece would make an excellent fob on a watch chain or pendant on a necklace.
This badge weighs 27.2 grams. The piece measures 1 19/32" (40.6mm) long and 15/16" (23.7mm) wide.
We guarantee this piece to be 14k gold as tested. It has not been cleaned in order to maintain it's original vintage integrity. Please check out the enlarged pictures.