The Sawley Flagon, a very early example of Newcastle silver, straight-sided with wide spreading moulded base, and lid with thumb piece.
The Sawley Flagon by William Ramsay, 1670
© Laing Art Gallery
- 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.