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made in England

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This pewter measure was made in England in the late 17th century. It was found in London.

The measure is inscribed 'Thomas Hollinwood at ye Fox and Tap in Chick Lane'.

Pewter was commonly used for measures and drinking vessels as it was both fairly cheap and strong enough to stand up to to the rigours of tavern life.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-495-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MD 3
Date: Late 17th century
Material: Pewter
Dimensions: 7.00" H
Subject: Ewers and flagons, foreign (NMAS Classification)
Who: Thomas Hollinwood
Where: England
England, London (Chick Lane, Fox and Tap)
Description: English baluster measure of pewter, contracting at the neck, for 2 1/2 pints, late 17th century, inscribed "Thomas Hollinwood at ye Fox and Tap in Chick Lane", found in London
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