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Mug

Mug

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ross, James, born 1745 - died 1821 (engraver)
    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:558-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 6

Physical description

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, cylindrical in shape with a loop handle, and decorated with the arms and emblems of the Freemasons, with figures of three masons, and scrolls with the motto 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' and 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT', and the print is flanked by two groups of ruins, one is a pyramid with a terrestrial globe, and the other is a pyramid with a celestial globe fixed on its apex, and with prints of a bouquet of flowers tied to a ribbon.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Ross, James, born 1745 - died 1821 (engraver)
Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA'
On the scroll

'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT'
On the scroll

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm, Diameter: 10.5 cm

Object history note

The prints are from plates by James Ross
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Ganz, Amsterdam, for 10 shillings in August 1869 (see her Journals, vol. I, p. 33).

Descriptive line

Mug of porcelain, transfer-printed in black enamel, cylindrical in shape with a loop handle, and engraved by James Ross, made by Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1765.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Globe; Masonic symbols; Pyramid; Ruins; Globe; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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