A Rare Charles the First Pewter Communion Flagon with New England Use - SOLD
Prior to the last third of the 17th century domestic pewter is most uncommon. Perhaps the one area where a considerable number of items predating this survive is in the area of Communion Ware.
This Charles I flagon was made by Randall Andrews sometimes spelled Randal Andrewes. This pewterer worked in London from 1623 until his death in 1656.
This example came into the possession of Carl & Celia Jacobs, in Southwich, MA. Carl sold this to Bernard Esner and told him that it had come from a Church outside of Boston. The church wished to keep their name as former owners private and Mr. Esner was unable to obtain this information. This is unfortunate as positive ownership lineage on an important "Export" item of this nature is very uncommon.
We are fortunate to have this rare item to offer. The flagon measures 13" tall to the top of the finial or knop. The metal is in fine condition particularly for it's age dating circa 1623-40. (SPECIAL PRICE NOW $8500.00)
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