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000-100-104-462-C
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Measure

This Scots pot-bellied measure for a 'chopin' (half a Scots pint) dates from the second half of the 17th century. Made of pewter, it is an Aberdeenshire-type of measure, with a strap handle and no lid.

Pot-bellied pewter chopin measure, lidless type, with a strap handle carrying the maker's mark inverted, a thistle head over initials "S.I.", Aberdeenshire type, 1650 - 1700

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: 000-100-104-462-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1945.4589
Date: 1650 - 1700
Second half of the 17th century
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Strap handle: thistle head over initials S.I. [inverted]
Dimensions: 165 mm H x 150 mm W
What: Measure / chopin
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Who: S. I. (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire
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