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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 248

    A PAIR OF INITIALED MASONIC CIDER JUGS AND COVERS

    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF INITIALED MASONIC CIDER JUGS AND COVERS
    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The front of each with a medallion enclosing the pillars of King Solomon's temple and a flaming sun enclosing a G, the sides with the gilt initials J...F among various other Masonic symbols, the rims with bands of fruiting grapevine on a peach ground, the finial formed as a crouching Buddhistic lion
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (4)


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    For a single Masonic jug from the Hodroff Collection, see Christie's, New York, 23 January 2008, lot 437.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 148, no. 95.