Firing Glass

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Object Name: 
Firing Glass
Accession Number: 
55.4.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.4 cm; Rim Diam: 5.8 cm; Base Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1790-1810
Primary Description: 
Firing Glass. Clear heavy glass with grey tinge and few bubbles; wear marks at base; free blown, tooled and engraved; solid flat foot with rough pontil mark, steep conical bowl with stem-like solid bottom containing a large tear, blue rim; on the bowl a medallion of conventional crude leaf sprays and flowers enclosing the initials; F.C.W., on the reverse Masonic emblems.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
F.C.W.
inscription
Engraved body
Bubble to Bottle, Pontil to Prism: Early Glass in Maryland
Venue(s)
Homewood House Museum 2000-01-18 through 2000-05-29
Taverns: For the Entertainment of Friends and Strangers
Venue(s)
Fraunces Tavern Museum
 
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of our National Heritage 1975-09 through 1976-09
Amelung Glass: An Exhibition of Wares from New Bremen, Maryland, including pieces attributed to Amelung and some examples of Stiegel, Pittsburgh, Sandwich, etc., 1750-1875
Venue(s)
Maryland Historical Society
 
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 86, 682; BIB# 61154
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts (1976) illustrated, pp. 67-68, #39; BIB# 19155
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 60, #6, pp. 240-241; BIB# 25299