Attributed to Richard Blackwell II (British, active ca. 1646–1670)
Overall (confirmed): H. 14 x W. 9 1/4 x D. 7 1/4 in., 58 oz. 5 dwt. (35.6 x 23.5 x 18.4 cm, 1.8115kg)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 510
These wine flagons bear the mark of a silversmith who supplied many prominent Royalist and high-church clients during the turbulent period of the Civil War. For the sensitively chased floral ornament here, he must have employed a Dutch or Netherlandish artist.
Inscription: (pricked on underside of body, inside foot ring): 59 oz 6 d (Weight in troy: 59 ounces 6 pennyweight)
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned;  Lion passant;  date letter j for 1646;  Hound sejant;
Location of marks: In center of base, inside foot rim, on both pieces, also inside lids.
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; sold to Irwin Untermyer, January 18, 1963 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1963–68; to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540