Quart Measure

Quart Measure

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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.
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United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm
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Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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