Detail View: Massachusetts Historic Bottles Collection: Masonic Eagle Flask

Accession number: 
UMAG00039
Collection Name: 
UMass Archaeological Services Bottle Collection
Site name: 
Ephraim Skerry House/March St. detour
Complex title: 
Skerry House
Site date: 
17th, 18th, 19th centuries
Modern location: 
Salem, Massachusetts
UMAS identifier: 
UM103 - 14.35
Artifact name: 
Masonic Eagle Flask
Artifact function: 
liquor
Artifact form: 
flask
Artifact material: 
glass
Image view description: 
Base of flask fragment with seams visible
Artifact condition: 
2 fragments; partial lower bottle and base & neck and finish
Seam locations: 
side and base
Embossing description: 
Eagle
Embossing location: 
front and base
Artifact color: 
amber
Bottle finish type: 
straight applied taper
Bottle closure type: 
specialized
Pontil scar presence: 
y
Manufacturing techniques: 
two-piece hinge mold
Artifact date: 
19th century
Artifact terminus ante quem: 
1815
Artifact repository: 
UMass Archaeology Services
Rights: 
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)