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Pitcher with Masonic Symbols
ca. 1830
Unidentified
England
Transfer-printed earthenware, paint
overall: 5 x 5 x 5 1/2 in.; 12.7 x 12.7 x 13.97 cm
Special Acquisitions Fund
77.3

Yellow creamware pitcher with Masonic symbols. Rust-colored underglazed transfer-printed design of a Freemason (lodge Master) seated on steps with a hand on a shield showing the Freemason's arms. The figure is flanked by pillars of unequal height. One side is inscribed, "Masonry, / Friendship and / Love," inside a wreath of leaves and Masonic symbols (square and compasses on open book; star with G; sun and moon). Black trim around rim, bottom edge and on handle; black line design on neck.



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