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Half Pint Measure

Half Pint Measure

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Description
Baluster measure with bud thumb piece; half pint 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 terminal; short cylindrical strut, no attachment. Large serif letter "S" stamped incuse sideways on handle outside near top. No other marks.
From a set of six measures, DL*67.0100-.0105, attributed to T. & W. Willshire of Bristol, England, circa 1800, on the basis of the mark on DL*67.0102.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
ca 1800
place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol, City of
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/8 in x 4 in x 2 5/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 10.16 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0104
catalog number
67.0104
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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