ITEM 8927. EAGLE - MASONIC, (McK#GIV-6),
deep greenish aquamarine, pontil scar, pint, tooled mouth, about
mint (light exterior wear). Blown at a New England Glass House,
1815-1830, rare mold.
This unusual variation of the GIV-5 is distinguished by a lack
of beads on both the pennant and the oval surrounding the sunburst.
McKearin lists the mold as scarce but in discussions with Mark
Vuono, he describes the flask as "rare." Flasks of
this type are traditionally attributed to Keene and though that's
a probable source, it's also possible that the flask was blown
at one of the Boston area Glass Houses of the period.