Masonic jug

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Postcard of Masonic jug.
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Masonic jug

This transfer-printed earthenware masonic jug is marked 'JOHN HAY/GLASS & CHINA/MERCHANT/GREENOCK'. It dates from the 19th century.

The bell-shaped body is decorated with masonic emblems which include a pair of compasses, an ark, an anchor, a beehive, an apron, a trowel, a coffin and many others.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-881-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 535
Date: 19th century
Material: Black and white transfer printed earthenware. Inscription: JOHN HAY / GLASS & CHINA / MERCHANT / GREENOCK
Dimensions: 195 mm H x 153 mm D (base) x 98 mm D (rim)
What: Jug, Masonic
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: John Hay, Glass and China Merchant, Greenock (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Renfrewshire, Greenock
Description: Masonic jug of black and white transfer-printed earthenware, decorated on the body with masonic emblems which include an anchor, a beehive and a coffin, and inscribed on the base, 19th century
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