Half Gallon Measure

Half Gallon Measure

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Haystack measure; half gallon size. Conical or ovoid body with molded neck, midbody, and base bands; circular, everted rim with flared and beaded lip. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped handle has an arched and tongued thumbrest; upper scrolled terminal with stepped oval attachment below neck; flat lower terminal attached at midband. Front of body is stamped "1/2 GALLON" in incuse serif letters. Rim interior with two verification marks, a crowned Hibernian harp between "VR" over "547" and "VR / ER" crown, stamped twice. At least nine partial verification marks on rim exterior. Touchmark of Joseph Austen & Son on bottom outside.
Maker is Joseph Austen & Son, Cork, Ireland; circa 1823-1846 (previous working dates, circa 1828-1833).
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Object Name
date made
ca 1828-1833
ca 1823-1846
place made
Ireland: Cork
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 25.4 cm x 18.415 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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