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Plate, tin-glazed earthenware, moulded, shaped rim, painted in colours with four shaped panels from which a flower spray issues at each end, and above and below in the case of the central panel. The central panel is painted with four Masonic symbols above a legend and the three border panels each contain a candlestick, also of Masonic significance, all on a yellow ground.
- Production date
- 1760-1765 (circa)
- Curator's comments
- For another plate like this see P. Morbach, 'Les faïenciers au service de l'art maçonnique de la table' in "La Faïence de Marseille au XVIII siècle, la manufacture de la Veuve Perrin' , Marseille, 1990, pp 244-61.
Another yellow-ground Masonic plate is in the V&A and there is one in the Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres; an oval example was for sale at Drouot Richelieu, Paris, 4 December 2009, lot 243, and another inscribed 'Corpus' in the centre formerly in the Marius Bernard, Gaymard and Lacroix collections, exh. Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, 1932, was sold by Tajan, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 October 2007, lot 138. The catalogue records another illustrated in 'Franc-maçonnerie et faïences, (publ. G. Chivasky), Nevers, 2002, p. 194, fig. F5
- Not on display
- Losses of glaze on the rim, and a small chip.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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