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Mug with Masonic Symbols
1810-1820
Maker not marked
England: Sunderland
Creamware
overall: 4 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.; 10.16 x 9.525 x 13.0175 cm
Special Acquisitions Fund
76.50.2

Mug with Masonic symbols. Pink luster edging at top and bottom; broad-brush over-enamelling in purple, black, orange and green. The free-hand repeat design consists of a series of pink luster archways. Under the archways are square and compasses. There are green florals between each archway and a brown band under the square and compasses.


For more information, Tabbert, Mark A., "American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities", 2005, p. 56; and Hamilton, John D., "Material Culture of the American Freemasons," 1994, p. 223.