GIV-29 Hourglass Masonic Flask
GIV – 29
Hourglass Masonic Historical Flask
Olive-Yellow Half Pint
Probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Ct.
This olive-yellow Hourglass Masonic flask has a large embossed 5-point star centered between two embossed columns. Above the star is a crescent moon circled by seven 5-pointed stars. The moon clearly has a face. Below the star is an hourglass.
The reverse of the flask is the same as the obverse.
The GIV – 29 half-pint flask has a plain lip and a pontil mark.
All known colors are clear light amber, gold amber, light olive-yellow, olive amber, olive green, and dark olive green. All are considered extremely rare.
This flask was probably made of Coventry Glass Works in Coventry, Connecticut from 1815 to 1830.
Secondary Flask Images:
Lot: 2 Hourglass Masonic Historical Flask, probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Brilliant yellowish-green, sheared mouth – pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIV-29 Wonderful glass clarity and light color. Fine condition. Extremely rare mold. Extremely rare color. Dr. Gary and Arlette Johnson collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #100.
Lot: 43 Hourglass Masonic Flask, probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Yellow olive, sheared mouth – pontil scar, half pint; (some minor exterior high point wear, crudely tooled mouth). GIV-29 Fine condition, early rare flask. Warren “Bud” Lane collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #100.