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A masonic cider jug, Qing dynasty, Qianlong (1736-95).

A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).
A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).
A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).
A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).
A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).
A masonic cider jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95).

The cylindrical body with a strap handle, decorated with a Swedish East India Man, monogram, masonic insturments and a motto. Height 15 cm.

Crack by lower part of handle. Wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

10 000 - 15 000 SEK

Hammer price: 
16 000 SEK
Provenance

There are several know examples of Masonic export porcelain made for captains and investors of the Swedish East India Company. See for example puch bowls depicted in an article of Frimuraren, nr 1, 2015, sid 54.

Literature

Compare another masonic cider mug at: Howard & Ayers, China for the West- Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts from the Mottahedeh Collection, Vol. 1 (London and New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978), 321.

Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02