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Flagon

Object Number: 
1937.402
Date: 
1700-1720
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 7/8 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 37.8 x 20.3 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on front: "[wreath] DIS IST/DER GERTNER/BELIEBUNG/HIRSCHENK KANNE/IN ROSTOCK/ANNO/1715" engraved: on lid: "[wreath] NICODEMIS/CHRISTIAN/DABEL/1715." marked: touch marks on handle
Description: 
Flagon with hinged flat-topped lid with inscription and offset orb finial, strap handle, crooked three-sided spout with small engraved eye on either side; on tapering columnar body; inscription with wriggled work, wreath under spout, spreading skirt base.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group