Cylindrical mug
Lot 327*
A rare Worcester mug of Masonic interest circa 1775-77
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,659) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Worcester mug of Masonic interest
circa 1775-77
cylindrical with a grooved loop handle, painted in blue with a shield containing the arms of the Grand Lodge enclosed by palm fronds, the symbols for lodge officials and various degrees scattered around, dentil gilding inside the rim, a gilt line around the footrim, 9.1cm (3 5/8in) high, crescent mark (minor wear to gilding)

Footnotes

  • Masonic prints on Worcester porcelain are well known, whereas this painted version is extremely rare and has not previously been recorded. Gilding is rarely added to Worcester blue and white and it is possible the gold line around the foot was introduced to disguise firing imperfections. For a Worcester mug with a similar treatment of an armorial shield, placed within palm fronds, see H. Rissik Marshall, Coloured Worcester Porcelain, plate 35, no. 761.
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