Flagon

German (probably Nuremberg)
after 1862
Probably by C. W. Fleischmann (German, working in Nuremberg, about 1860–1880)


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 11" Diameter mouth 3 1/2" base 5 1/2"

Accession Number

58.709

Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed earthenware (Hafner ware)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

Tapering cylindrical body with slightly crooked scroll handle (holes at top) on upper half, affixed below molded rim. Mottled blue glaze, green rim and applied intricate leaf pattern at base and wreath on front. Latter encloses polychrome arms of Nuremberg under eagle of Holy Roman Empire, with H B S interspersed in brown. Trace of blue on unglazed bottom. Turning ridges in brownish interior.

Provenance

1958, Marie Therese Delhez-Brassinne, Liège, Belgium. 1958, sold by Delhez-Brassinne to the MFA for $140.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund