Gift of Elizabeth B. Howe, in memory of her husband, Leroy Kent Howe, 1965
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:  GLASW / 64 in border;  Glasgow Royal Borough arms
Artist: Room after a design by Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)Date: 1763–71Medium: Plaster, pine, mahogany, bronze-gilt, marble, lapis lazuli, steel; wool and silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per centimeter)Accession: 58.75.1–.22On view in:Not on view