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Assorted regalia from the Crown Jewels

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? James Beacham (active 1660)

Pair of flagons 1660-61

RCIN 31756

Jewel House, Jewel House

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This pair of silver-gilt flagons was supplied for the Chapel Royal at Whitehall Palace following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The flagons have pear-shaped bodies and are decorated all over with a pattern of overlapping ostrich feathers.  The unusual design appears to have been based on flagons previously kept in the Jewel House in the early sixteenth century.  The maker's mark may be that of the goldsmith James Beacham, who in 1660 also sold a tankard to the diarist Samuel Pepys.