The Sawley Flagon by William Ramsay

The Sawley Flagon, a very early example of Newcastle silver, straight-sided with wide spreading moulded base, and lid with thumb piece.


Silver Dimensions: 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £1,125)
Acquired in:

Maker's mark- WR for William Ramsay, and the Newcastle Arms.


Early history not known; from 1756 in possession of Sawley Church, until sold to pay for restoration work.

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734

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