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The Pirrie Flagon

Chased Bacchanalian scene and vines, lid chased with vines and surmounted by a cherub. Lid, handle and base, and inside, gilt.

 Inscribed on bottom:

Executed by

Elkington Mason & Co.

surrounded by:

from the original in ivory

in the possession of Henry C.G. Bedford Esq.

 scratch mark: F135

 and on a silver plate made by Henry Hudson Plante,London, 1930, attached to an ebonised stand:

PRESENTED TO

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF SHIPWRIGHTS

BY

MARGARET MONTGOMERY VISCOUNTESS PIRRIE

PRESIDENT OF HARLAND & WOLFF LTD.

IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND

THE RIGHT HONBLE. VISCOUNT PIRRIE, K.P.,LL.D.,D.L.

MASTER 1909

 Viscount Pirrie was Master 1909-1910.

Silver decorated flagon with hinged cover. Weight: 52 ozs. Height: 11.1/2 ins. Made by Elkington & Co., Birmingham, 1858.

(053/1909)

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