Imperial Quart Measure

Imperial Quart Measure

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Uncrested tappit hen measure with an S-curved thumb piece, engraved on front of body in script "G. C. / 1829 / to / W. B. / 1858."; imperial quart size. Flat-domed lid with raised disk and wide rim. Two incised lines around flared rim and waist, four below shoulder, and five at plain base; flat bottom. Strap handle with stepped thumbrest and flat terminal. Bottom outside has Imperial capacity and Dean of Guild verification marks, and is scratched in script "Aberdeen / Peters", "8", and "Aberdeen / 03(?)". Lid interior inscribed (in graphite) "1 Left".
Made around date of inscription, circa 1829; Imperial Standard marks used 1826-circa 1835.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1829
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 10 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 26.035 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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