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Flask with Masonic Symbols
1815-1825
Maker not marked
USA: New England
Glass, paper, ink
overall: 7-1/2"h x 4-3/4"w x 3"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.7118

Glass flask with Masonic symbols; one pint; mold blown; 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; 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, as well as two white rectangular paper stickers, one with "1406-3", and the other worn with "GIV-5 / 6D [possibly] / NE [illeg.]", handwritten in ink.



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