1894 Syria 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 quantities.  

 

         

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