Pint Measure

Pint Measure

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Description
Lidless bulbous or bellied measure with a galleried rim, cast circular flared base, and blind hinge lug, engraved "E.ETTERSHANK" in italicized serif letters on front of belly; pint size. Two incised lines around rim, one at foot, and two pairs around body. Strap handle has a stepped thumbrest and flat lower terminal; cylindrical strut. Rim exterior is stamped to right of handle "PINT" and with a crowned "A.C / N\o 2" verification mark; City of Aberdeen verification mark is to left of handle.
The blind hinge lug is thought to be an Aberdeen feature.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1650-1700
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 in; 14.2875 cm x 13.0175 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0229
catalog number
67.0229
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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