Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.85
Dimensions: 
H: 19 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1824-about 1825
Primary Description: 
Light olive amber glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Lafayette, small profile facing right. Reverse: Masonic Decoration - from mosaic pavement rise two columns surmounted by archway with keystone in centre; beneath keystone, triangle, and between columns open book with square and compasses. Above arch at left blazing sun, and at right quarter moon. Thirty-two bricks in pavement. Inscription: "LA FAYETTE" in semi-circle above bust; beneath bust horizontal bar above letters "T.S.". Edges: corrugated horizontally, corrugations extend around flask at base and juncture of neck and body.
Pattern Name: 
GI-83
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
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
 
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840 (2004) illustrated, p. 191, fig. 338; BIB# 81579
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts (1976) illustrated, p. 71, #54; BIB# 19155
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 49, #220; BIB# 67719