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 sets of three incised lines around rim and below shoulder, four lines at base; indented bottom. Tapered, S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and lower spade terminal; conical strut. Rim exterior with City of Aberdeen verification mark to left of handle. Bottom outside has Imperial capacity and Dean of Guild verification marks, and is possibly inscribed "Aberdeen".
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, imperial pint
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.67.0205
catalog number
67.0205
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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