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Flagon

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)
    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    Second half of the 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pewter

  • Museum number:

    M.74-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case 3

Physical description

Waisted octagonal form flagon with strap handle and hinged lid. Corroded finial may have been of a seated talbot or hunting dog.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)
England (possibly, made)

Date

Second half of the 14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pewter

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm of body

Object history note

The Museum bought this ewer for £40 in 1914 from the Fitzhenry Collection

Descriptive line

Waisted octagonal form flagon with strap handle and hinged lid. French or English, second half of the 14th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Henk van Wijk, 'Octagonal Pewter Flagons of the 14th and 15th Century', Presentation for the Pewter Society, held in Pewterers' Hall in London, Saturday 25 January 2, 2014. Unpublished lecture handout. Available in the files of the Metalwork Section, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass.
van Wijk, Henk. 'Octagonal Pewter Flagons of the 14th and 15th Centuries'. Journal of the Pewter Society, 39, Spring 2014, pp. 2-17

Categories

Drinking; Household objects; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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