10-3/8 in x 6-1/2 in x 4-3/4 in (dia)
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
“ZUNFTM / Georg Seitz / Veit Wetter. / 1674” is engraved on the front of the body; “Schlier / vordem / Feinddie / Thure zu” is engraved on one side; “Willst / du indem / Hause Ruh” is engraved on the opposite side of the body.
The flagon is bent to one side at the bottom. All of the engraved decoration was added later.
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
Flagons are often associated with churches and church use, but they were vessels for serving liquids to people and had many secular uses. The body of this flagon is engraved with phrases, a name, the date 1674, and floral and other designs. Based on comparisons of the flagon shape to others, it was likely made in Germany in the latter part of the 18th century. The engraving, however, appears to have been added later to suggest a much older and rarer flagon.