Flagon

Flagon
Flagon
Flagon
Title
Flagon
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.402
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
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group