Masonic Wineglass

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Object Name: 
Masonic Wineglass
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.450
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.6 cm, Diam (max): 6.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1850-1875
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Ovoid bowl, with cut tapered rim; the sides with engraved Masonic symbols, including an altar with dividers and square, candlesticks, and pillars with balls on top, a stepped pyramid with triangles containing all-seeing eyes, with an octagonal star and cross above, a door with Hebrew inscription, crossed keys, crossed swords, crossed quill pens, a level, triangle, trowel, a casket with bones within a pedimented frame, etc.; two cut grooves at the base of the bowl; panel-cut waisted stem, rounded at the base; polished flat rim with polished concave pontil mark, and engraved "Br:/Lagatz".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
1979
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979