Masonic Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Masonic Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Masonic Decanter with Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
1 quart
Not on Display
about 1820-1850
Primary Description: 
Masonic Decanter with Stopper. Lead glass, colorless; free-blown and cut; semi-barrel shape with ground and polished pontil mark on base and with short neck tapering to wide flange; three applied triple-ring collars (annulated neck rings); cut decoration of four finely diamond cross-hatched Masonic Pillars and wide round arches with square and compass under one, eight-pointed star under three, two chevron slices in spandrels, lunar-slice band (two rows) on shoulder. Fitted with pressed wheel stopper, large waffle-dot center.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of our National Heritage 1975-09 through 1976-09
Glass, the Mildred C. Howe Collection
Valentine Museum 1971-10-23 through 1971-11-21
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 183 (fig. 8, right);
Masonic Symbols in American Decorative Arts (1976) p. 68, #42; BIB# 19155
Glass, the Mildred C. Howes collection (1971) illustrated, p. 8 (#14); BIB# 30149
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, #3, pl. 51; p. 155 ff.; BIB# 25297