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Imperial Pint Measure

Imperial Pint Measure

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Description
Lidless tappit hen measure with a blind hinge lug; imperial pint size. Molded lip and plain base with two pairs of incised lines around rim, four lines below shoulder and at base; raised, flat bottom. Tapered, S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and lower spade terminal; conical strut. Rim exterior with verification mark of a crowned "A.C / N\o 1" stamped incuse to right of handle. Bottom outside has Imperial capacity and Dean of verification marks.
The blind hinge lug is thought to be an Aberdeen feature. "IMPERIAL" and "DG" marks indicate date made is pre-1835.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1780-1830
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 12.3825 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0204
catalog number
67.0204
accession number
250853
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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