Royal and Select Masters Commemorative Tyg, or Pass Cup

Thomas Maddock’s Sons Co. of Trenton, NJ, created this purple and gold tyg (tig), which celebrates the 50th anniversary (1860–1910) of Gebal Council No. 3 of the Royal and Select Masters, also of Trenton. Tygs possess three handles so people more easily can share, or “pass,” them off to each other. The cup’s other two sides feature: 1) a trowel within a triangle, a symbol of “Cryptic Masonry,” and 2) 27 stars (the highest number of members a Council can possess), arranged where 24 of them encircle three larger ones (the principal officers).