A fine antique pewter spouted flagon, or so called “Stegkanne”. Marked on the round lid with the pewter hallmark for: Kaspar Michel Stadelin – Zug, circa 1800. Worked from 1796 till 1820 in Zug, a city between Zurich & Luzern .The word “Steg” is the name for the connection between the flagon and the long spout. It is more than probable that these Swiss forms were inspired by the Dutch example the “Frans Hals“ flagon.( Jan Steen kan), which reached Switzerland via the River Rhine.
National Types of Old Pewter By Cotterel,Riff & Vetter, page 62.
Schoonheid van het oude TIN by J.F.H.H. Beekhuizen, pages 170,174 & 175
Swiss - Zug
Height: 32 cm. (12,6 inches.)
Diameter base: 13,5 cm. (5,3 inches.)
Weight: 1.959 grams.