Flagon

Flagon

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Description
Large, inverted trumpet shape lidded and spouted flagon or 'Schnabelstitze' with the coat of arms of an unidentified city or municipality mounted on the low-domed lid, an armorial device bearing the German coat of arms applied to the front and three cast cherub-head feet attached at bottom. Two sets of machine-engraved bands around body below spout and above base. Device on body consists of a crowned, clipped-corner shield with single-headed eagle, head facing left, against crossed halberds. Lid is surmounted by a dolphin supporting a royal armorial device with shield depicting an angel holding a tablet or shield with two crossed hammers and crescent moon at her feet and a stone wall with three fortified towers behind; a forward-facing, open or barred helmet surmounted by a coronet of five leaves or sets of three pearls is above. All three feet are cast on reverse "16 70 / A W".
Maker is August Weygang, Jr. (1859-1946) of Öhringen, Germany, who continued his family's pewtermaking business, 1885-1946.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flagon
date made
1885-1925
place made
Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Öhringen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 33.9725 cm x 16.1925 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
DL.380915
catalog number
380915
accession number
157028
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. B. P. Fishburne
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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