Masonic/Ship Flask

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Object Name: 
Masonic/Ship Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.326
Dimensions: 
H: 17.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1826-1828
Primary Description: 
Reddish amber glass; mold-blown; tooled 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". Inscription: "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA" on edges of obverse; "FREE TRADE AND SAILORS RIGHTS" on edge of reverse. Edges: vertically ribbed and inscribed.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GIV-34
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
VENINI - Glass and Design in a World Perspective
Venue(s)
Mingei International Museum 2001-07-05 through 2002-01-31
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of our National Heritage 1975-09 through 1976-09
 
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts (1976) p. 72, #57; BIB# 19155