ITEM 7753. EAGLE - MASONIC, (McK#
GIV-24), clear olive green, tubular pontil scar, half-pint, sheared
and fire polished mouth, mint. Blown at the Keene Marlboro Street
Glass Works, Keene, NH, 1830-1850.
Although the GIV-24 is not a rare flask most of the known examples
are either weakly embossed, muddy in color, damaged, heavily
worn (as a result of the small base) or some combination thereof.
It is a pleasure than, to offer one of the relatively few "top
shelf" examples of this flask that we have encountered over
the years. Although quite thick and heavy, this fine bottle exhibits
superb mold detailing, pleasing glass clarity and ample character
with loads of tiny bubbles and a delightfully crude mouth. In
addition, there is little or no wear at the high points and no
damage whatsoever. This is a truly special example of its type!