Imperial Pint Measure


Lidless tappit hen measure with a blind hinge lug; imperial pint size. Molded lip and plain base with sets of three incised lines around rim and below shoulder, four lines at base; indented bottom. Tapered, S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and lower spade terminal; conical strut. Rim exterior with City of Aberdeen verification mark to left of handle. Bottom outside has Imperial capacity and Dean of Guild verification marks, and is possibly inscribed "Aberdeen".

The blind hinge lug is thought to be an Aberdeen feature. "IMPERIAL" and "DG" marks indicate date made is pre-1835.

Date Made: 1780-1830

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen

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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.67.0205Catalog Number: 67.0205Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure, imperial pintmeasure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 12.3825 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_300364

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