Goblet Engraved with Masonic Symbols

Title: 
Goblet Engraved with Masonic Symbols

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Title: 
Goblet Engraved with Masonic Symbols
Accession Number: 
98.4.291
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.4 cm; Rim Diam: 10.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Barbara Ford
Web Description: 
This piece has no trademark, but it seems most likely that it is a Corning piece. It was made by William Butterworth who was probably a cutter for Hoare. Gift in memory of Bruce R. Gibbs from his family.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ford, Barbara, Former Collection
1998-08-14
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Cup-shaped bowl with sheared top rim, lightly overlaid with blue glass; engraved pattern of leaves and flowers above Masonic symbols of a scimitar, crescent and star, a double-headed eagle with a sword, a compass and square with the letter "G", and a circle surrounded by "KSHTWSST" within a square frame. The letters are evenly spaced and could start anywhere; engraved scrolls below Masonic symbols; applied stem with air trap, cut in vertical flutes, applied foot with engraved floral wreath underneath, ground and polished pontil mark in center.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, p. 189, #21; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 47;