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Small Tankard

1950.468 (RS219369)

Description

Tulip-shaped pewter tankard with domed, hinged lid; shell-figure thumb lever; and s-shaped handle. On the lid is a round medallion with a molded crown encircled with the the text "IMPERIAL HALF PINT."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850
Circa
Inscriptions
"IMPERIAL / HALF PAINT" (within a seal with a crown )
"I / D / G/ G" and [tree and fish] (Two maker's or touchmarks)
Location of origin
United Kingdom
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Places
Scotland (United Kingdom) [country]
Winchester (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Mug
pewter (tin alloy)
Tankard
tankards
tin (metal)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 4 (HxW), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1950.468
Credit Line
Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bridge
GUSN
45206

Comments

"tankard" #

AvatarPosted by david kilroy on November 29, 2012
decidedly NOT a tankard, but certainly a lidded measure.

Measure #

AvatarPosted by Nancy Carlisle on November 30, 2012
David, thank you. We'll make the appropriate change and it will appear on line next week.

Nancy Carlisle, Senior Curator of Collections