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Flask or flacon

Manufacturer:
Elkington & Co. (British, Birmingham, 1829–1963)
Date:
19th century, after 1619–20 original
Culture:
British, Birmingham, after British, London original
Medium:
Electroformed copper, gilt
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 20 × 7 13/16 × 7 3/8 in. (50.8 × 19.8 × 18.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Electrotype
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1883
Accession Number:
83.18.19a, b
Not on view
This electrotype is after a seventeenth-century original (1619/20) in the Treasury of the Kremlin, Moscow. It was given by the ambassador Sir John Merrick to Tsar Mikhail Romanov from King James I in 1620.
Inscription: In Slavonic" Sent to the Tsar Alexis Michailovitch by the King of England, Charles II, in 1664

Marking: On original:
[1] Lion;
[2] Leopard;
[2] Date letter for 1619;
[4] I.S. (maker's mark)
Henry G. Marquand (until 1883; to MMA)
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