Flagon

Decorator:
Abraham Helmhack (1654–1724)
Mount maker:
Christopher Marx (working 1687–1731)
Date:
ca. 1690
Culture:
German, Hanau with Nuremberg decoration
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware; pewter mounts
Dimensions:
H. 10-1/4 in. (26.0 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lola Kramarsky, in memory of Siegfried Kramarsky, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.149.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This flagon is decorated with a scene of Cupid with Ceres, goddess of Autumn, surrounded by a frame of large garden flowers.
Signature: Signed at bottom and outside of frame: A H (decorator's mark for Abraham Helmhack)

Marking: Inside pewter cover: eagle displayed, dimidiated by two bends, .C on upper bend, M. on lower bend (mark for Christopher Marx)
Lola Kramarsky (until 1991; bequeathed to MMA)