Half Pint Measure


Haystack measure; half pint size. Conical or ovoid body with molded neck, midbody, and base bands; circular, everted rim with flared and beaded lip. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped handle has an arched and tongued thumbrest; upper scrolled terminal with stepped oval attachment below neck; flat lower terminal attached at midband. Body is stamped on front "1 HALF PINT" in incuse serif letters. Touchmark of Joseph Austen & Son on bottom outside.

Maker is Joseph Austen & Son, Cork, Ireland; circa 1823-1846 (previous working dates, circa 1828-1833).

Date Made: ca 1828-1833ca 1823-1846

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Ireland: Cork

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0187Catalog Number: 67.0187Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 3 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.3025 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-00c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300348

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