Communion Flagon

Communion Flagon

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Dome lidded, straight tapered spouted flagon with flattened ball knop, chairback thumbpiece and inset curved spout with fixed cover and pouring hole; engraved below spout in script "To the First Methodist Church / in Greenfield by David S Jones / Jan\y 1835". Banded rim, quadruple-reeded fillet on upper body and double-wide band above the flared base; slightly concave bottom with raised center. Thumbpiece is placed below the three-knuckle hinge on the plain, hollow, D-section, S-curve handle with pointed terminal; small oval attachment. Body perforated at spout. Struck once on bottom underside "I TRASK" in raised serif letters inside a rectangle.
One of four pieces - a flagon, pair of chalices and baptismal bowl, 1986.0027.62-.65 - from the First Methodist Church of Greenfield, MA.
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United States: Massachusetts, Beverly
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Greenfield
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 in x 6 in; 32.385 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
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National Museum of American History
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