Chopin Measure

Chopin Measure

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Uncrested tappit hen measure with a nine-lobed shell thumb piece and flat-domed lid with raised disk engraved "WG / IW"; chopin size. Body has a molded rim and plain base with four incised lines around rim, one around neck, and sets of three around shoulder and base. S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and spade terminal. Interior with plouk or pimple below rim indicating capacity level and two concentric circles on flat bottom. Partial verification mark for Edinburgh on rim exterior to left of handle. Bottom exterior scratched with what appears to be a "W".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1750-1840
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 24.765 cm x 13.335 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0197
catalog number
67.0197
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission is temporarily unavailable while we make improvements to the site. We apologize for the interruption. If you have a question relating to the museum's collections, please first check our Collections FAQ. If you require a personal response, please use our Contact page.