Quart Measure

Quart Measure

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Baluster measure with bud thumb piece; quart size. Stepped, triangular extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has a pair of incised lines around edge and center. Body has a galleried rim and flared base; one pair of incised lines around rim and two around body. Tapered, S-scroll handle with short, D-section terminal; short cylindrical strut, no attachment. Large serif letter "S" stamped incuse sideways on handle outside near top. Top center of lid with partial, faint, incuse stamp of a standing woman holding an anchor inside an oval with a conforming band below containing the raised serif letters "WILLS[???]". Repairs on body.
From a set of six measures, DL*67.0100-.0105, which were (according to catalog card) "From attic of an old New Hampshire farm house where it was stored for over a hundred years." Mark is similar, but not identical, to that for T. & W. Willshire of Bristol, England, ca. 1800, illustrated in Cotterell, #5203, p. 338.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1800
place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 8 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 in; 21.2725 cm x 15.5575 cm x 10.16 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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