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Masonic glass - Brandy glass

The Masonic glasses have a strong stem and foot plate, because the Freemasons had the custom of hitting the glass hard in the table top after each bowl that was applied. The custom, which has its origins in the English navy, has been abandoned by Norwegian Freemasons, but in Denmark it is maintained when it is toasted under the Masonic table for HM the Queen. Masonic glass was made at Nøstetangen, Hurdal, Gjøvik. Relatively many Masonic glasses have been preserved, which may indicate that more people thought it was practical to have extra solid glasses.


4 with large air bubble in the stem

1 with white spirals

1 with gilded engraving and initials in cartouche. «Honesty and love are the greatest Glory»

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