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probably made in Glasgow

Postcard of Measures.
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These pear-shaped pewter measures, one for a half pint (left), the other for a pint, were made around 1826, probably in Glasgow. Neither has a maker's mark.

The half pint has excise marks for Ayr and is marked on the rim '2 Gls'. The pint measure has excise marks for Lanark Town and County, and has the word 'Pint' marked on the rim. On the outside of the lid, both have a crown and 'Imperial Standard'; the half-pint measure also has 'G.R. IV' (for King George IV).

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: 000-190-004-024-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MET 83
Date: Around 1826
c. 1826
c. 1826
Material: Pewter. Inscription: On lid: crown / Imperial Standard / G.R.IV; on rim: 2 Gls / small castle / AYR.1 / VR under a crown
Pewter. Inscription: On rim: Pint / double-headed eagle of Lanarkshire / crown / R / 52 (?); on lid: Imperial Standard / crown
Dimensions: 4.60" H
6.05" H
What: Measure / pint, half, Imperial
Measure / pint, Imperial
Subject: Pewter (NMAS Classification)
Pewter (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Ayrshire, Ayr
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Lanark
Description: Pear-shaped pewter measure of Glasgow type with single domed lid, for an Imperial half pint, with Ayr excise mark, no maker's mark, c. 1826
Pear-shaped pewter measure of Glasgow type with a single domed lid, for an Imperial pint, with Lanark Town and County excise marks, c. 1826
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