Artist American
  • Mason's Trowel
Date 1884
Medium silver blade with mother-of-pearl handle
Dimensions Overall: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of the Hon. Thomas W. Palmer
Accession Number 13.26
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Maker's mark, reverse: J S & [illegible]
Inscriptions Engraved, on blade: [Masonic Square and Compasses mark with letter G in center; surrounded by floral-like pattern]

Inscribed, reverse: "Presented to Miss Mary W. Roby by the trustees of the Mary W. Palmer Memorial M E Church on the occasion of laying the Corner Stone of this Church May 14th 1884"
1913-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)