Scot's Pint Measure

Scot's Pint Measure

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Pot-bellied measure with a tongued, scroll thumb piece, engraved "IT.MF" in serif letters on belly to right of handle; Scot's pint size. Ridged, wedge extension is burnt to the flat-domed lid, which has one incised circle around center and a pair near rim. Body has a molded, flared rim and convex pedestal base with two incised lines around neck, three at shoulder, and two around base. S-scrolled handle with five-knuckle hinge, ridged thumbrest and unusual, pyramid-top bud terminal; conical strut. Interior with plouk or pimple below rim indicating capacity level. Flat bottom has one incised circle outside and circular touchmark of Lachlan Dallas of Inverness inside.
Maker is Lachlan Dallas of Inverness, working 1720-1753.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1700
ca 1730
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Inverness
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 10 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 26.3525 cm x 17.145 cm x 13.0175 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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