User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Flagon

Start collecting

Flagon is a tall raised vessel tapering toward its opening and supported by a broad, stepped, raised base and applied foot molding. A drawn molded midband appears below each handle join. The high, stepped, and domed lid with a button finial is seated upon the applied everted rim, with a flange...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Engraved in script, "Belonging / to that Church/ of Christ in Marblehead / of which the Revd Mr. / Edward Holyoke / is the pastor / 1722." The text appears wihtin an elliptical cartouche surrounded by foliate decoration; a cherubim surmounts the whole.

Marks

Marked to left of upper handle join, and below midband is stamped "IB" crowned, above a pellet, all within a shield. Ada Mark * F3842

Provenance

The Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead); purchased by the MFA from the church in 1984.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

1722

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 35.9 x 25.5 cm, 1.77 kg, 19.1 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/16 in., 3.9 lb., 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1984.204

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware