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ANTIQUE SILVER FLAGONS

First referred to in England during the 1640’s, the silver flagon was designed as a large serving vessel, typically used for wine or ale at the table, and usually holding around 2 pints, or 1.1 litres. The earliest form was that of an enlarged tankard, with a flat or domed lid and a thumb piece, with later versions having a pouring spout added. In Ecclesiastical silver the term is often given to the vessel used to refill the communion wine during Holy communion.

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j5111: Sterling Silver Flagon

Hallmarked In 1730

Hallmarked in London in 1730 by Thomas Tearle, this handsome, George II, antique silver flagon, stands on a flared base, and features a wonderfully engraved coat of arms. The flagon measures 13.75 inches (35cm) tall, by 9 inches (23cm) from handle to side.

£9,795

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