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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    A MASONIC MUG

    CIRCA 1796

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MASONIC MUG
    CIRCA 1796
    Enameled with Masonic devices, the front with the pillars of King Solomon's temple flanked by a sun and moon and a level and compass, the rim with a cobalt-blue gilt starred band, the entwined strap handle with berried terminals
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 201.


    Literature

    Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 325, no. 321.
    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 201, no. 234.


    Exhibited

    Virginia Museum, 1981-82.
    China Institute in America, 1984.