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The pottery flagon has a flat base, a molded foot, tall tapering sides, and an ear-shaped handle with scrolling terminus. The interior and exterior are glazed with a bright turquoise tin glaze; the foot has been wiped clean. The silver mount on the foot is attached with a serrated bezel. The...

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Inscription

Engarved on underside of foot, 8oz 2 dwt 12 gr

Marks

On neck and cover, R (unrecorded)

Provenance

Possibly Hollingworth Magniac (d. by 1892), Colworth, Bedfordshire (?). 1967, John Hunt, London and Dublin; 1967, sold by Hunt to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

possibly German or Low Countries, about 1620

  • Marked by R
Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 28.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); W. 17.8 cm (7 in.); D. 13.2 cm ( 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1018

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (possibly Germany or Low Countries) with silver mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver