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made in Edinburgh

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This pewter measure for one Imperial pint dates was made around 1826 by William Scott, a pewterer based in Edinburgh's West Bow.

The baluster measure has a flat lid and an 'embryo shell' thumb-piece. The rim is stamped with the initials 'C.O.', 'C.B: 1 P.T.', the initials 'V.R.' (for Victoria Regina [Queen Victoria]), the excise mark 'EDr' (for Edinburgh) on either side of an imperial crown, the word 'PINT', and the initials 'R.W.' above 'D.G.' (for the Dean of Guild of Pewterers). The Dean of Guild was responsible for ensuring the measure was correct.

There were at least two pewterers called William Scott working in the West Bow in Edinburgh in the late 18th and early 19th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-497-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1935.724
Date: Around 1826
c. 1826
Material: Pewter. Inscription: Rim: C.B: 1.P.T. / C.O. / Edr / imperial crown
Dimensions: 150 mm H x 145 mm W
What: Measure / pint
Description: Pint size pewter baluster measure with a flat lid and embryo shell thumb-piece, with rim stamped "C.B: 1 P.T." and initials "C.O." and "EDr", Scottish, c. 1826
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