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Good example of a late 18th or early 19th century Swiss pewter wine flagon (kelchkanne) by Rey of Monthey whose crossed pistols maker's mark, and ownership initials IMIG are on the lid. Monthey is the capital town of the Swiss canton of Valais aka Wallis, which is famous for the manufacture of flagons. Strap handle to shouldered body with the typical fillet to the neck on a low splayed foot. This example has a shouldered body, and simple strap handle. The leaf shaped lid with a triple lug hinge, massive twin acorn variant thumbpiece and forward facing 'wedge'. Linen mark inside the neck, with a plouk to measure the capacity correctly. In excellent condition, with medium-light grey original surface patina. 10" tall, with 5⅝" base diameter. 1790g weight. REF: C3719