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Flagon, one of a pair

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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...

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Engraved in script, "Belonging / to that Church/ of Christ in Marblehead / of which the Revd Mr. / Edward Holyoke / is the pastor / 1722." Text appears within an elliptical cartouche surrounded by foliate decoration and surmounted by a cherubim. [head & wings, no body]


Marked to left of upper handle join, and below midband is stamped "IB" crowned, above a pellet, all within a shield. Ada Mark * F3839


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


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 36.5 x 24 cm, 1.7 kg (14 3/8 x 9 7/16 in., 3.7 lb.)

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Silver hollowware