China of command for England, important porcelain mug of cylindrical form, the two handles intermingled, rare subject Masonic decorated in polychromy and gold of a picture of Lodge, with the initials of the sponsor above the two framed columns of the stars solar and lunar and different symbols. The upper edge with a dark blue background with golden star sowing, simulating the starry vault.
A similar mug at the Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, USA. (Reproduced in "The porcelain of the Indian Companies with western decor": François and Nicole Hervouet and Yves Bruneau)
Second half of the 18th century around 1780.
Good condition, a tiny égrenure bordering inside the mug.
7 500 €
5 000 €