Thomas Danforth Boardman (American, 1784–1873). <em>Flagon</em>, 1810–1830. Pewter, 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 x 6 in. (31.4 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.119. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.45.10.119.jpg)


Artist:Thomas Danforth BoardmanSherman Boardman

Medium: Pewter

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Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 x 6 in. (31.4 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 45.10.119

Image: CUR.45.10.119.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Highly polished pewter flagon with hinged lid. From banded base with flat edge, cylindrical body rises and tapers to banded lip at top. Raised narrow band rings body about 2 1/2 inches up from bottom. Attached triangular spout with pulled mouth. Opposing attached handle in double S shape with ball terminal. Step-domed lid with urn-shaped finial fits over opening of flagon; scrolled thumb-piece is soldered to edge of lid then joined to hinge on top of handle. CONDITION: Good; allover spots of discoloration, light scratches and a few pit marks; spots of corrosion on interior bottom; bottom edge slightly bent on one side.

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