Masonic Chinese Export Monogrammed Cup and Saucer

Masonic Chinese Export Monogrammed Cup and Saucer

$750.00Price

Chinese export porcelain cup and saucer, circa 1790.

 

Dimensions:

            Cup:                Approximately 3” diameter.
            Saucer:           Approximately 5
½” diameter.

 

Decoration:  

The plate is edged with a gold band with blue diamonds.

 

Beneath that are fine intertwined ribbons.

 

The central portion is decorated with Masonic symbols.

 

At the center there is a badge with a monogram that appears to be “RPC”.

 

The badge bears the motto “Amicus Alter Ego”, meaning “I am a friend of the other”.

 

The badge is held by a ribbon and is draped with bands of foliage and husks.

 

The reverse is unmarked.

 

The cup’s exterior bears the monogram design on one side and a Masonic design on the other.

 

The interior is edged with the same gold band as the plate and the base is unmarked.

 

Condition: Flea bite on rim of cup; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.