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Communion Flagon

Communion Flagon

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flagon
date made
1835
engraved date
1835-01
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Beverly
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Greenfield
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 in x 6 in; 32.385 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.62
accession number
1986.0027
catalog number
1986.0027.62
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Church
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Religion
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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