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Pint Measure

Pint Measure

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Description
Baluster measure with an angular, grooved embryo-shell thumb piece; pint size. Grooved triangular extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has one incised line around edge. Body has a galleried rim and flared base; two incised lines around rim, one at base, and two pairs around body. Strap handle with stepped thumbrest and short terminal; conical strut. Rim exterior is stamped on front "RA / D(?)G", possibly a Dean of Guild mark. Two concentric circles on bottom inside.
Dean of Guild mark used until 1835.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
before 1835
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 11.7475 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0225
catalog number
67.0225
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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