Flagon

Flagon

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Description
Small Angers type shouldered flagon or pichet with an almost flat, flared base, nine-lobed shell or anthemion thumb piece, and upturned wedge extension burnt to the ridged, heart-shaped, pouted lid. Numerous pairs of incised lines around cupped rim, body and flared base. Strap handle with stepped thumbrest and short square terminal. Handle face engraved "P:G". Bottom underside struck with two partial touchmarks, "U(?)*ALLA[IN]" surrounding an imperial crown in a bead-bordered surround and crowned interlocking "C"s above "ANGERS" in a circle.
Maker identified as Francois Allain, 1732.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1732
place made
France: Pays de la Loire, Angers
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 in; 15.24 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0283
catalog number
67.0283
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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