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Flagon (USA)

This is a Flagon. It was made by Peter L Krider. It is dated 1860–80 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is spun, cast and engraved silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.


This object was donated by Brian Clyne and Brian Tolle. It is credited Gift of Brian Tolle and Brian Clyne.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 33.7 x 15.2 cm (13 1/4in x 6 in)

It has the following markings

On underside: Lion passant, Gothic K and crown, Krider's pseudo-hallmarks, "STERLING", and "J.E. Caldwell" in Roman incuse letters

It is inscribed

Around body: "They Drank of the Spiritual Rock"

Cite this object as

Flagon (USA); Made by Peter L Krider (American, 1821 - 1895); spun, cast and engraved silver; H x diam.: 33.7 x 15.2 cm (13 1/4in x 6 in); Gift of Brian Tolle and Brian Clyne; 2013-28-1

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