Masonic/Eagle Flask

Object Name: 
Masonic/Eagle Flask

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Object Name: 
Masonic/Eagle Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.328
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.4 cm, W: 11.1 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1822
Primary Description: 
Light green glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Masonic arch, pillars and pavement, twenty-two widely spaced bricks. Within arch "Farmer's Arms", sheaf of rye, pitchfork, shovel, rake, sickle, axe and scythe. Sheaf of rye points to right instead of left/ beneath pavement elaborate scroll ornament; slightly different from GIV-32, stones forming arch larger and flatter. Reverse: American Eagle, head turned to right; shield with seven bars on breast; wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (five arrows) in its right talons and large olive branch in left. Sun rays above eagle's head; eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of twenty-seven tiny pearl beads and containing initials "T.W.D.". Edges: vertically ribbed.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GIV-37
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
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