Stuart period English pewter wrigglework 1 fl oz measure


A very rare (if not unique) late 17th or early 18th century small unmarked pewter beaker/measure. The body decorated at top and base with a single row of wrigglework, and in-between with curvilinear pattern. The rim has 3 bands, and the body has two pairs of incised lines at the top and base. Ovolo moulded foot. An incised line inside the body about 50mm below the rim probably serves to show capacity, which is about 1 fl oz to the line. Provenance: formerly in the collection of the late Pat Kydd. Well cast, lathe turned finish, and in almost mint condition. 1¾" tall, with 1⅞” and 1⅝" mouth and base diameters. 74g weight. REF: C1808