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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Mug

ca. 1765 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain transfer-printed in black enamel
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.9cm
  • Diameter: 10.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' (On the scroll)
  • 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT' (On the scroll)
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
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).
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 665 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:558-1885

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record createdJanuary 30, 2009
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