Chinese Export Porcelain Masonic Mug, c. 1795

Chinese Export porcelain Masonic cider mug, the cylindrical body with a double strap handle, decorated overall with Masonic emblems beneath a blue enamel band with gilt stars. Bears an S. Marchant & Son label to the bottom.

Restored chip to the interior rim, indicated in the photo.

For an identical mug, see Howard & Ayers, "China for the West- Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts from the Mottahedeh Collection, Vol. 1" (London and New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978), 321.
See also, David S. Howard, "Choice of the Private Trader" (London: Zwemmer, 1994), 196.

China c. 1795
5½" tall x 4½" diameter

PRICE: $2,900  

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