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Quite a Lot to Handle: Huge Silver Flagons at Auction...

1st June 2021

If you are inclined to think that Communion wine is dispensed in small quantities at a Eucharist, think again.  Lawrences are offering for sale a pair of Communion flagons in their forthcoming sale of silver on July 20th and they are of truly mighty proportions. “They were made by Sebastian Garrard in 1933,” explains Silver Specialist, Alex Butcher.  “They are imitations of much earlier examples from the early 18th Century in the possession of the Mercers’ Company. The pair was commissioned as a gift to Vivian Hugh Smith in 1934  to commemorate his 40th year in Royal Exchange Assurance. Each measures 47cm (18.5”) high and they weigh 210oz.”  If you have a church with a large congregation (or are planning a big wine and cheese party), the estimate for the pair is £3000-4000

Vanessa Davy of Lawrences is shown with the flagons.

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