Masonic Dram Glass

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Masonic Dram Glass
Accession Number: 
51.2.156
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm; Rim Diam: 6.6 cm; Base Diam: 5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1765-1770
Primary Description: 
Colorless, presumably lead glass; blown and enameled. Waisted form with base nearly 1/2" (1.3 cm) thick; rough pontil mark; enameled decoration: opaque white honeysuckle and leaf circlet at top below rim; Masonic emblems in red and yellow on sides -- obverse, radiant sun within triangle formed by open compass and ruler, sprays of white leaves at left and right of compass; at right, key at end of tiny white-bead chain depending from leaf in circlet at top, spray of white leaves; at left, open compass at end of tiny white-bead chain depending from leaf; reverse, at end of similar chain, rule, square, trowel and hammer, spray of white leaves.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1951-04-11
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
The Decorated Glasses of William and Mary Beilby
Venue(s)
Laing Art Gallery 1980-09-05 through 1980-10-31
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory
 
Title Unknown (Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia)
Venue(s)
Philadelphia Museum of Art 1948-11 through 1948-11
The Ingenious Beilbys (1973) illustrated, p. 113, pl. 65; p. 63; BIB# 27395
Treasures in Glass (1966) p. 51, #88; BIB# 28036