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Masonic Pitcher, "P.C. / 1802"
Maker not marked
Creamware printed in black with gilding
overall: 11-1/2"h x 7-1/4"w x 10"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Transfer-printed creamware Masonic pitcher with gilded floral designs; on one side is side is printed image of Masonic symbols: checkered floor with J & B columns to left and right along with plant sprigs; between columns are three candlestands, coffin, star with inset "G", keys, acacia, rooster, beehive, open Bible with overlaid square and compasses, plumb, level, crossed quills, "Memento Mori" banner, 47th Problem of Euclid, sun, moon, and Hope, Faith, and Charity female figures; floral sprig above; beneath spout is "P.C. / 1802" in floral oval border while below are square, compasses, ribbon, and "G" within delta. On other side is shield with lion and tent surrounded by two horses and two banners, one at top reading: "The Merchant . Taylors Arms" and the other: "Concordia Parae Res Crescunt". Along lower edge is sticker: "4". On bottom is sticker: "95".

For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 140-141.

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