Tapered cylindrical, lidded and spouted flagon or pichet on a flared base. Friction-fit, incised, flat lid with ridged heart-shaped cover over the inset, V-shaped, curvilinear spout. S-scroll strap handle with stepped thumb rest and ball-and-disk lower terminal; thumb piece broken off. Five-knuck hinge with blind hinge lug. Interior with plouk or pimple below rim indicating capacity level. Top of lid stamped with a crown over "1763" and "MH". Underside of flat bottom is struck with a barred pointed shield bearing three imperial crowns; wrigglework engraved "JAS" over a branched motif; and inscribed "42/1243", "6p-" and "50". Bottom inside is struck with four marks arranged in a circle, three crowned and one calligraphic letter.

Date Made: 1763

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.311684Catalog Number: 311684Accession Number: 64443

Object Name: flagon

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 9.525 cm x 10.4775 cm x 6.6675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7ae8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300429

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