Half Pint Measure

Half Pint Measure

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Description
Baluster measure with plain embryo-shell thumb piece; half pint size. Stepped, triangular extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has two pairs of incised lines on its exterior and two single lines on its interior. Body has a galleried rim and flared base; two incised lines around rim, one at base, and two pairs around body. Angular strap handle impressed with a bead-and-shell design at thumbrest; flared tab terminal with conical strut and circular attachment. Rim exterior is stamped to left of handle with a partial Dean of Guild mark and a George IV verification mark overstruck by an upside-down, circular City of Fife mark. Five concentric circles on bottom inside; "Dundee / 47(?)" scratched on outside, crossed out.
George IV mark indicates made before 1830.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1790-1850
ca 1800-1830
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 3 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0226
catalog number
67.0226
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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