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Queen Anne Silver Flagon

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Graceful curvilinear elements and elegant proportion distinguish this 18th-century silver flagon

Key Features

  • A stunning Queen Anne-period silver flagon is over 300 years old
  • Crafted by London silversmith John Reed and given by M. Thomas Biggs to St. Alkmonds Parish
  • Such an early work of English silver is an exceptional find
  • The inscription reads "The Gift of Mr. Tho. Biggs to St. Alkmonds Parish in Salop"
  • Hallmarked London, 1709
  • 15" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    15 Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
Over 300 years old, this exceptionally large and important Queen Anne-period sterling flagon by silversmith John Reed was once presented as a gift to St. Alkmonds Parish of Salop, Shrewsbury in England by M. Thomas Biggs. This outstanding vessel displays the best qualities of the Queen Anne style: a delicate, restrained form enhanced with bold and graceful curvilinear elements. Beautifully engraved with an inscription underfoot, this exceptional flagon is both extremely rare and highly desirable.

The inscription reads "The Gift of Mr. Tho. Biggs to St. Alkmonds Parish in Salop".

Hallmarked London, 1709

15" high

64.8 troy oz.The base is further engraved with a scratch weight of 65 ounces.

Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs, ruled England from 1702-1714. Her most significant achievement as Queen was the union of England and Scotland in 1707, thereby creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. It is essentially unheard of for such precious Royal treasures, especially those in such amazing condition, to be offered.
Hester Bateman Hallmark

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