Item FL778, GIV-34 Masonic Emblems – Sailing Ship, ‘FRANKLIN.” – “KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA – “FREE TRADE AND SAILORS RIGHTS” embossed around sides, aqua, Open Pontil, sheared lip, bold embossing, even the lettering on the shoulder is strong, sparkling perfect condition. A great example of this very early and very historical flask. Circa 1815 to 1828, $625
Note: This flask could have been made as early as 1815 for the following reasons. The USS Franklin was commissioned in 1815. The slogan on the side of the flask dates from the War of 1812. Also there was a glass works at Kensington at that time.