Masonic Dram Glass

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Object Name: 
Masonic Dram Glass
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm; Rim Diam: 6.6 cm; Base Diam: 5 cm
On Display
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.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
The Decorated Glasses of William and Mary Beilby
Laing Art Gallery 1980-09-05 through 1980-10-31
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Title Unknown (Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia)
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