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Masonic Pitcher, "Plymouth 1792"
1790-1800
Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Earthenware, gilding
overall: 11-1/4"h x 8"w x 11-3/4"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.1570

Masonic earthenware pitcher; blue with white handle, spout, rim, and base; two glazed checkerboard bands near top and bottom with gold overpainting; between are gold painted flowers, and three main images: square and compasses with sun and moon on sides; in center is "G" set within delta; below spout is second image of gold painted codfish and "Plymouth / 1792" in circle gold border; third image is gold painted sailing vessel (brig) flying British flag. On bottom are two stickers: "96" and "Grand Lodge / of / Masons".


For further information, see blog post, May 29, 2012 http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2012/05/commemorative-pitcher-mystery.html



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