Masonic Flask

about 1822
Kensington Glass Works


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

McKearin GIV-34 Van Rensselaer 106 GI

Dimensions

17.14 x 10.79 x 5.71 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.732

Medium or Technique

Pale green glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Pale green glass with plain lip and rough pontil.
Obverse Masonic arch, pillars and pavement. Winin arch are “farmers arms”: sheaf of rye, pitchfork, shovel, rake, sickle, axe and scythe. Scroll ornament beneath pavement.
Reverese: Full-rigged frigate sailing to right, American flag at rear, waves beneath frigate and the word “FRANKLIN” in semicircle beneath ship.
On vertical ribs: “FREE TRADE AND SAILORS [sic] RIGHTS/ KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA”

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Philip B. Holmes in honor of George C. Seybolt