Masonic jug (detail)

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Postcard of Masonic jug (detail).
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Masonic jug (detail)

This detail shows the mark of John Hay, a Greenock china merchant. It is on the base of a masonic jug which dates from the 19th century.

The mark takes the form of a circular belt inscribed 'JOHN HAY'. The inscription in the centre reads, 'GLASS & CHINA/MERCHANT/ GREENOCK'.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-165-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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