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½-gallon unmarked West Country pewter conical measure of an unrecorded form, with a handle not seen on any other conical measures. The measure was reinforced under the base at manufacture by the addition of a pair of cross bands. No capacity marking suggests an early date, with two early versions of Somerset County verification marks to the rim. There is a possibility that this measure was made in Exeter as pewterers there used the same form of handle on other holloware. Provenance: the measure described as a 'jack' in the sale catalogue came from the collection of the late Colonel AA Lyle of Barrington Court famous as one of the partners in the Tate & Lyle sugar company (Lot 101 Woolley & Wallis 21.8.1985) Illustrated and discussed in the article 'Features and marks of Exeter tavern pots c1790-1840' at Fig 7 p46 Autumn 1993 Journal of the Pewter Society. In superb condition, with mellow unpolished light-grey original surface patina. Capacity is 80 fl oz. 7½" tall, with 3" mouth and 7¼" base diameters. 1882g weight. REF: C194