Quart Measure

Quart Measure

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Description
Lidless baluster measure with a stepped, galleried rim and molded base; quart size. Two incised lines around rim and three above swelled center of body. Tapered, S-scroll handle with flat, stepped thumbrest and short, D-section terminal; strut with diamond- or lozenge-shaped attachment. Bottom exterior stamped "BOARDMAN / & HART" and "N-YORK", both in raised serif letters inside rectangles. Rim exterior stamped incuse "AB" to left of handle and "1832" to its right.
Maker is Boardman & Hart, New York, NY, w. 1828-1853. The Boardmans were a well-known family of pewtersmiths in Connecticut during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lucius Hart (1803-1871) apprenticed with Thomas Danforth Boardman (1784-1873) and was his partner in the New York branch of the business. Boardman & Hart manufactured pewter but, over time, produced less of it in favor of Britannia and block tin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1832
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0079
catalog number
67.0079
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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