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Flagon

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The foot of the flagon is molded and stamped with egg-and-dart decoration. A flared border above is flat-chased in a fluted pattern. The tall body of the flagon has slightly tapering sides. The decoration is flat-chased in three horizontal registers with a pattern of intertwining foliage,...

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Inscription

Scratched on base, 30 oo; xxxix oz half...

Marks

On cover near finial and repeated on underside of base, date letter K; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; maker's mark IA a pellet below in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 114; rev. ed. 1989, p. 103)

Provenance

May 18, 1898, anonymous sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 138, to Wells for £461. The Earl of Kilmorey (probably Francis Charles, 3rd Earl, b. 1842 - d. 1915); July 13, 1926, Earl of Kilmorey estate sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 95, to Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, for £1,040. Mrs. F. H. Cook; June 14, 1934, Cook sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 151, sold for £1,000 to William Permain, London, for William Randolph Hearst (b. 1863 - d. 1951), St. Donat's Castle, Wales; December 14, 1938, Hearst sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 96, to Sotheby's for £999. 1946, with James Robinson, New York. 1956, Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London; 1956, sold by Lumley to the MFA for £2,250 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 13, 1956) Notes: [1] MFA object numbers 56.1183 and 56.1184 were purchased together.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1607–08

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); W. 20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.); Diameter (of foot) 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); Weight 1219.1 gm (39 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

56.1184

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver