Mug

ca. 1770 (made)
Mug thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, and cylindrical in shape with a moulded and reeded loop handle. On one side is a panel composed of rococo scrollwork and Masonic emblems, including the Freemasons's arms and the mottoes 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT', 'VIRTUTE ET SILENTIO' and 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA'. On the other side are painted a swan on water and the initials 'E.M.'.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, moulded and painted
Brief Description
Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, and cylindrical in shape with a moulded and reeded loop handle, made in England, ca. 1770.
Physical Description
Mug of earthenware transfer-printed in black enamel, and cylindrical in shape with a moulded and reeded loop handle. On one side is a panel composed of rococo scrollwork and Masonic emblems, including the Freemasons's arms and the mottoes 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT', 'VIRTUTE ET SILENTIO' and 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA'. On the other side are painted a swan on water and the initials 'E.M.'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.6cm
  • Diameter: 9.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT' (On one side of the mug)
  • 'VIRTUTE ET SILENTIO' (On one side of the mug)
  • 'AMOR HONOR ET JUSTITIA' (On one side of the mug)
  • 'E.M.' (Painted on one side with the swan)
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. II 386 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:1147-1885

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record createdMay 1, 2009
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