Flagon

Flagon

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flagon
date made
1763
place made
United Kingdom: England
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
ID Number
DL.311684
catalog number
311684
accession number
64443
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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