Early Liverpool Transfer Mug circa 1800


This early transferware mug depicts many Masonic symbols with the Latin Mottos: Sit Lux Et Lux Fuit meaning Let there be light, and there was light (Genesis 1:3); the strict translation from the Hebrew continues, "And the Lord took care of the light, that it was useful, and He divided the light from the darkness."   Also Vide Aude & Tace is three imperatives (commands): "Know, Dare, & Be Silent."
The pillars of Boaz and Jachin are depicted along with the Holy Bible, Square and Compasses, trowel, common gavel, plumb, level, mosaic pavement, beehive, the three lesser lights and pyramids in the far background. 




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