Masonic/Ship Flask

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Object Name: 
Masonic/Ship Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.327
Dimensions: 
H: 16.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1825
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine 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, rake, shovel, sickle, axe and scythe. Sheaf of rye, points to right instead of left. Beneath pavement elaborate scroll ornament; similar to GIV-32 except stones forming arch slightly larger and flatter. Reverse: full rigged frigate sailing to right, American flag at rear; waves beneath frigate and in semi-circle beneath "FRANKLIN". Edges: vertically ribbed - no inscription on edges.
Pattern Name: 
GIV-35
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of our National Heritage 1975-09 through 1976-09
Unique Flasks in Museums (2017-09) illustrated, p. 8 (bottom); BIB# AI104332
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts (1976) illustrated, p. 72, #58; BIB# 19155