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Flask with Masonic Symbols
1815-1825
Maker not marked
USA: New England
Glass, paper, ink
overall: 7-3/8"h x 4-3/8"w x 3-1/4"d
Gift of Alan R. Heath
2021.004.3

Glass flask with Masonic symbols; one pint; mold blown; aquamarine; 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 with vertical depression at center; eagle, with shield bearing 12 stars, head turned to PR; three arrows and olive branch in talons; below eagle, beaded oval frame has one elongated bead at lower PL and slightly misshapen eight-point star at center. Pontil mark at bottom, as well as two square white paper stickers with numbers handwritten in ink: one reads "152", and the other "GIV-7".



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