Temple Glasses - Denver
Each year Syria Temple produced a
glass to commemorate the Imperial Shrine Session that they were to attend.
These glasses were sold and traded much like today's baseball cards and pins
and were the most sought after collectibles at these conventions. Syria
Temple commissioned Westmoreland Glass Co. to produce a different glass each
year with a "theme" suited to the city that they were visiting. The year
these glasses were made, 1894, the Imperial Council Session was held in the
Masonic Temple in Denver, Colorado on July 24th. The cup stands 3
inches tall. Front is faint
from wear and has Syria Temple Pittsburgh PA 1894 and Denver. Back
has S. Sally, MUI. Likeem with a camel and rider. This glass does show
wear and a few small nicks on the rim. These
early Syria Temple glasses are rare due to their extremely delicate condition.
These are hand-blown thin-walled glasses and not the thicker molded glasses
that were made in later years. They were also not made in the same