Firing Glass

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Firing Glass
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.163
Dimensions: 
H: 10.9 cm; D (rim): 6.6 cm, (foot): 6.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1790-1810
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass with grey tinge and few minute and large bubbles; wear marks at base; free-blown, tooled and engraved. Solid flat stepped foot with rough pontil mark, applied conical bowl with solid bottom containing large tear; on bowl Masonic emblems with wreath formed by two large flower sprays with daisy-like flowers, above the inscription: "SIELENTIO-DE- FIEDE."
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of our National Heritage 1975-09 through 1976-09
Glass Tableware, Bowls and Vases (1982) pl. 14; BIB# 22048
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pp. 240-241, pl. 60 #5; BIB# 25299
American Glass (1948) (1948) pl. 41, #1, p. 109; BIB# 25297