Scots Pint Measure

Scots Pint Measure

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Description
Crested tappit hen measure with ridged, S-curved thumb piece, engraved "I A" in serif letters to right of handle; Scots pint (three English pint) size. Domed lid with acorn finial or knop. Two incised lines around molded rim, three below shoulder, and four around base; flat bottom. Strap handle with five-knuckle hinge, stepped thumbrest, and round shield-shape terminal. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1700-1740
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 in; 31.115 cm x 13.97 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0190
catalog number
67.0190
accession number
250853
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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