A ceremonial plumb bob and skull of a freemason lodge, German, 19th century. Elaborately crafted, knobbed brass plumb bob. The iron tip protected by a screw lid. Engraved on the side with the date "1871", compasses and dipper. With matching turned wooden case. Also a human skull without lower jaw. The skullcap with engraved monogram and inscription "MV". On silver-plated wooden stand. Height 16.5 and 23.5 cm.