Attributed to Richard Blackwell II (British, active ca. 1646–1670)
Overall (confirmed): 14 × 9 1/4 × 7 1/4 in., 58 oz. 18 dwt. (35.6 × 23.5 × 18.4 cm, 1.8 kg)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Not on view
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): 60 oz (Weight in troy: 60 ounces)
D. 6 874 on underside 11703 59
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  j (London date letter for 1646);  Hound sejant (maker's mark attributed to Richard Blackwell II).
Location of marks: In center of base, inside foot rim, and inside lid
Shroton Church, Dorset (until 1960) ; [ Sotheby's, London , June 30, 1960, no. 101 ] ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; sold to 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