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Chinese Export Monogrammed Masonic Cup and Saucer

Chinese Export Monogrammed Masonic Cup and Saucer


Chinese export porcelain cup and saucer, circa 1790.



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



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.

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