Half Gallon Measure

Half Gallon Measure

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Plain baluster measure with a galleried rim and flared base; missing lid. Half gallon size. Slender, strap handle with hinge lug and stepped thumbrest; short terminal with circular strut. Rim exterior stamped to right of handle with a small, incuse circle containing the raised serif letters "ES" separated by a four-lobed motif with pellet above and below, and a partial mark possibly of a crown over an "N" in conforming surround, placed sideways. Illegible circular mark on top of handle. Bottom exterior is incised around perimeter "*WILLEM*BOGADVS* 15 APRIL - ANNO 1694*" and stamped incuse "EB(?)" in a rectangle; the serif letters "IL" are lightly scratched at center.
Maker is Edward Smith of London; mark entered November 17, 1690 (Cotterell, #4345A, p. 307).
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Object Name
date made
ca 1694
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 10 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 26.035 cm x 17.4625 cm x 12.3825 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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