Liverpool creamware jug having a curving, melon shape with a pointed lip and strap handle. Polychrome transfer decoration with three large Masonic reserves, to both sides and beneath the spout. One side with various Masonic emblems and symbols within foliate and feather borders and the inscriptions, Vide Aude Tace, Sitlux Etlux Fuit, Memento Mori within banners and United for the benefit of Mankind at the base. Masonic Lodge interior scene beneath the spout together with the inscription, A MASON FORM'D OUT OF THE MATERIALS OF HIS LODGE. Opposing side depicts two women beneath a colonnade with various architectural implements and the inscription at the base, "To heavens high Architect all praise All gratitude be given Who deign'd the human soul to raise By secrets spring from heaven". 10 1/8" H. English, early 19th century. CONDITION: Light overall crazing to glaze. Firing imperfection to the interior mid-section of the the body. Bottom edge fluoresces under blacklight, porcelain color consistent.
Lot 268: Liverpool Creamware Jug w/ Masonic Imagery Previous Item Lot 270: Nowland Van Powell Nautical Oil, H.M.S. Falcon Next Item