Imperial Half Gallon Measure

Imperial Half Gallon Measure

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Description
Lidless tappit hen measure with a reshaped, flat, angled upper terminal; imperial half gallon size. Molded lip and plain base with molded bands around bottom of rim, below shoulder, and at base. Rim exterior is stamped "1/2 IMP. GAL." in incuse serif letters on front opposite handle with an illegible mark and crowned George IV Edinburgh verification mark to right of handle. Flat bottom with circular pot touch of Robert Whyte of Edinburgh.
Maker is Robert Whyte of Edinburgh, Scotland, working 1804-1854. The George IV mark indicates date made is pre-1830.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1805
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 5 in; 17.145 cm x 26.3525 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0206
catalog number
67.0206
accession number
250853
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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