A large James I pewter flagon, circa 1610

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Lot 89
A large James I pewter flagon, circa 1610

Sold for £ 1,500 (US$ 1,861) inc. premium
A large James I pewter flagon, circa 1610
Of typical form, with slightly tapering drum, a knopped bun lid and ovolo-moulded footrim, the rear of the erect thumbpiece stamped with the ownership initials 'PP' below a beaded top edge, maker's mark struck to handle, (PS9153, MPM5911), 70.3 fl.oz., 35.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    -H. H. Cotterell Genuineness Guarantee Certificate label no. 1253 to the underside of the lid. Together with the original certificate dated 1st January 1933.
    -Ex. M. Rollason Collection. Sold Christie's, London, 1972, Lot 34.
    -Sold Christie's, South Kensington, London, 5th November 1997, Lot 636.

    Literature:
    Discussed and illustrated Apollo, 'Great Pewter Collections II (cont.) - Treasures in the Rollason Collection (Part II)', by Howard Hershell Cotterell, July 1934, pp. 19-21. The author refers to this flagon as 'the finest example it has ever been my pleasure to handle'. The article [with this lot] also includes a sketch of the maker's mark.
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