En:Pitchers and Mugs
This salad plate, cup and mug combination are from Sunderland Lustre Ware in England. They bear many of the early symbols of Freemasonry and the Motto frequently used within the Fraternity "SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT" and also sometimes written, Lux fiat et Lux fit, signifying Let there be light, and there was light (Genesis i, 3).
Sunderland Lustre Pitchers
are the most beautiful of all English pottery! Their pink and gold fisheye decor highlights the black Masonic transfers and poems. This one has a couple of Masonic poems: (1) "The world is in pain, our secrets to gain, But still let them wonder and gaze on, They ne'er (never) can divine, The word nor the sign, Of a Free 'an Accepted Mason." (2) "Let Masonry from pole to pole, Her sacred laws expand, Far as the mighty waters roll, To wash remotest land; That virtue has not left mankind, Her social maxims prove, For stamp'd upon the Masons mind, are unity and love.
Earl of Moira
To Thomas Tyrwhitt, Esq M.P., Lord Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall & C. To Whom the following device is dedicated with permission by
every due respect his most obedt
very hume servt Wm Rogers
enamelled for the Royal Cornwall Topographical Society emblemised by our brother Mr. Wm Rogers Late of Treneague, St Stephens, near St Austell and County aforesaid we present him this as a token of respect
Plymouth Arms Southwark London Aug 12th 1811 Addressed to the Rt Hon Earl of Moira
Constable of the Tower of London and one of his Royal Highness Council for Cornwall and acting Grand Master of Masonry &c &c
This Cornish Ware was risen from the Parish of St Stephens from the hands of the Right Hon Visct Falmouth, occupied by Mess Warick & Co, China Merchants, Plymouth
Exhibited on the night of August 12 in honour of His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, by illuminations on a large scale transparent painting on Emblematical representation of the Prince Wales Dukedom as in this device where you see Britannia with the motto One & All underneath signifying the Loyalty of the County of Cornwall, the jovial Miner drinking success to our Duke, Stannaries, Tin, Fish and Copper , the Plume of Feathers, Masonic signs Emblematical of Free Masonry, of which his Royal Highness is Grand Master; a ship lying off the Lizard Expressive of Trade, Commerce &c, Cornish Arms, viz Gold on Sable and everything appertaining to the Duchy.
GOD SAVE THE KING