Pint Measure

Pint Measure

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Bulbous or bellied measure with shell thumb piece and crowned "IMPERIAL STANDARD" seal on the low-domed lid; pint size. Two incised lines around the galleried rim and two pairs around the body; plain, flared base. Tapered S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest; cylindrical strut and circular attachment. Hinge pin impressed with grid pattern at one end. Three verification marks for Glasgow and Dundee to left and right of handle on rim.
Imperial lidded measures are considered to be a Glasgow type. They rarely have a maker's mark.
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Object Name
date made
early 19th century
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 16.51 cm x 12.3825 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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