Rose bowl presented to Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470 by William Montagu Hay (1826-1911), 10th Marquess of Tweeddale, 1893.
Close up of engraved Telegraph Cable Lodge badge on Rose Bowl.
|Description:||Two handled silver rose bowl with gilded interior separate mesh cover. The bowl is chased and repoussed with repetative foliage and curl design and has two panels, one with engraved presentation inscription, the other engraved with badge of Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470 being a shield with crossed dredge and grapple above wavy lines and a scallop shell at the centre top. The shield is supported by two mermaids each holding a mirror and within a larger shield device, with an All-seeing eye at the top and at the bottom a banner with text reading 'SUB MARI UBIQUE'. A cord, like telegraph cable, is entwined around the edge.|
|Inscriptions:||POSITION: Side of bowl TEXT: 'PRESENTED TO THE / TELEGRAPH CABLE LODGE / BY / WILLIAM MONTAGU HAY, 10TH MARQUIS TWEEDDALE, K.T., G.S.W. / FIRST WORSHIPFUL MASTER. / IN MEMORY OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT BY HIM / ON 30TH MAY 1893 / AND IN TOKEN OF HIS AFFECTIONATE REGARD FOR THE BRETHREN / OF THE / TELEGRAPH CABLE LODGE' METHOD: Engraved SCRIPT TYPE: Block LANGUAGE: English TRANSLATION: n/a NOTE: n/a|
|Display caption:||Silver rose bowl presented to the Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470. The bowl, made by Slater and Holland of London in 1900, has an engraved panel that reads- Presented to the Telegraph Cable Lodge by William Montague Hay, 10th Marquis of Tweeddale, K.T., G.S.W., First Worshipful Master, in memory of its establishment by him on 30th May, 1893 and in token of his affectionate affectionate regard for the Brethren of the Telegraph Cable Lodge. On the other side of the bowl is engraved with the lodge emblem seen on the Founders and Past Masters jewels to either side. The Lodge was formed to join men from several telegraph companies together, as well as others interested in the advancement of underwater telegraphy and electrical engineering. In its early year an unwritten rule held that only members of the industry could be admitted as members of the Lodge. The Latin motto of the lodge translates as 'Everywhere under the sea'. On loan from the Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470|
|Notes:||Telegraph Cable Lodge, No. 2470 was formed to join men from several telegraph companies together, as well as others interested in the advancement of underwater telegraphy and electrical engineering. The Latin motto on the hanging device translates as 'Everywhere under the sea'.|