A rare early Lozenge Design Mark Degree Member’s Jewel.
The jewel was manufactured by Joseph Dallinger of Norwich, Norfolk,
who was registered as a silversmith in 1828. It was made in 1845.
Lozenge design jewels are rarely seen today They were superseded
by the modern design Mark jewels with the formation in England of the
Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons in 1856.
The jewel has no less than five scatter hallmarks, JD within a rectangle with
bevelled corners, italic K, Leopard, Portrait of Queen Victoria, and a lion.
Coloured glass, or a person’s emblem or initials, were frequently added
to the centre.
Fully scatter hallmarked silver-gilt.