Rare half-pint Scots pewter flat lid measure

£225.00

Rare mid-19th century variant of a Scots flat-lidded measure, with a more bulbous body than the usual types made later. No maker’s mark, but is probably the product of a Glasgow pewterer. Four early verification marks to the rim, including one for the City of Glasgow, and three for Dunbarton County (a crown over 325). No capacity label suggests dating is c1830-35. The C-shaped handle has a strut at the lower attachment point. The lid has 2 pairs of incised lines centrally and near the edge, an embryo shell thumbpiece, and a ‘keeper’ ring underneath. The body with two pairs of incised lines to the upper and lower parts, and one to lower part of rim. In super condition, with light-medium grey original surface patina. Capacity is 10 fl oz. 4¾” tall, and 3⅞” to rim. 2¾” mouth and base diameters. 395g weight. REF: C3800

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