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Flask with Masonic Symbols
1815-1825
Maker not marked
USA: New England
Glass
overall: 7-1/2"h x 4-1/2"w x 3"d
Gift of Russell Ward Nadeau
94.008.1

Glass flask with Masonic symbols; one pint; mold blown; light green; sides with five vertical ribs; wide mouth with tooled lip; obverse: sun; quarter moon with rays and six round stars; two columns with arch and 28-brick mosaic pavement; within arch, all-seeing eye with rays, bible with square and compasses, delta with rays and "G" at center; skull and crossbones to PR of arch, trowel above; abstract Jacob's ladder to PL of arch; below mosaic floor, crossed level and plumb to PR and beehive to PL; reverse: beaded banner at top; eagle, with shield bearing 12 stars, head turned to PR; three arrows and olive branch in talons; below eagle, beaded oval frame with eight-point star at center. Pontil mark at bottom.


McKearin number GIV-5. For further information, see Tabbert, Mark A., "American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities", 2005, p.56.



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