Scots Pint Measure

Scots Pint Measure

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Description
Lidless pot-bellied measure with a molded, flared rim and concave pedestal base, engraved on front "Culloden 1746"; Scots pint (three imperial pint) size. Two incised lines around rim and above and below belly, one at base. Strap handle has a plugged hinge lug, stepped thumbrest and lower spade terminal; oval strut. Bottom with three concentric circles inside and Dean of Guild verification mark on outside.
The Battle of Culloden took place on April 16, 1746. This measure likely predates that event, as its form typically dates from 1680 to 1720 or 1730.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1746
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 22.5425 cm x 17.4625 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0208
catalog number
67.0208
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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