21 January 2009
A MASONIC MUG
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
The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 201.
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Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 325, no. 321.
Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 201, no. 234.
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