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Measure

Date:
ca. 1864
Culture:
Scottish, Glasgow
Medium:
Pewter
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/16 × 4 9/16 in. (13.5 × 11.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Pewter
Credit Line:
Gift of Elizabeth B. Howe, in memory of her husband, Leroy Kent Howe, 1965
Accession Number:
65.199.6
Not on view
The original of this very contemporary-looking cup is a Scottish pewter half-pint measure, made in Glasgow in 1864. Sets of measures of this "thistyle" shape were made in Glasgow from about 1800 in four sizes — but the type, derived from 18th century silver models, were rare in pewter.
Inscription: Label on underside inscribed in red ink: 70

Marking: Below lip: [1] GLASW / 64 in border; [2] Glasgow Royal Borough arms
Elizabeth B. Howe (until 1965; to MMA)
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