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Half Gill Beaker

Half Gill Beaker

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Description
Small, handleless, tapered cylindrical cup or beaker with two bands of five grooves near top and bottom; half gill size. High foot ring. Four incuse stamps along rim exterior (from left to right): "W. R. [LOFTUS] / 32[1] OXFORD S\T."; cross-shape mark with the circular arms of the City of London at center surrounded by a crown, "W", "R", and "2"; "HALF" in incuse serif letters; and a crowned "VR" verification mark for Reigate ("572"). Possible mark on bottom exterior erased.
Maker is W. R. Loftus, located at 321 Oxford Street, London; in business, circa 1859-1960.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1750-1850
ca 1850-1900
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0087
catalog number
67.0087
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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