Masonic/Eagle Flask Marked “N.G.C."

Object Name: 
Masonic/Eagle Flask Marked “N.G.C."

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Object Name: 
Masonic/Eagle Flask Marked “N.G.C."
Accession Number: 
60.4.308
Dimensions: 
H: 17.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1820-1829
Primary Description: 
Olive amber at top and bottom, olive green in center; mold-blown, very heavy lip, pontil mark, lead glass. Obverse: Masonic decoration; similar to GIV-1 except with certain variations in the emblems, the most noticeable being the spread of the rays and blazing sun which are larger. The beehive rests on a longer table showing all four legs. Only thirty-two bricks in pavement. Crossed level and plumb line are different. Reverse: American Eagle entirely different from GIV-1 - GIV-14, head facing left, more slender body, no shield on breast. Thunderbolt (three arrows) in its left talons, olive branch in right. Ribbon over eagle's head and crimping in a typical fold pattern. Beneath eagle large oval frame composed of thirty-nine small pearls and containing inscription "N. G. C". Edges: vertically ribbed.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GIV-15
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
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