English pewter Gill measure with brass rim (1800's)
Pewter barroom measuring cup with brass rim in the style of a baluster tankard with "Gill" and the initials "VAR" stamped on the rim near the handle. The gill or teacup is a unit of measurement for volume equal to a quarter of a pint. It is no longer in common use, except in regard to the volume of alcoholic spirits measures. The tankard features a baluster pear shaped body on a flared skirt base and fairly deep top rim. The tankard has a lovely overall patina and a seam crack on one side.
England, early 19th century.
Condition: The tankard has a lovely overall patina and a seam crack on one side. Wear commensurate with age and use.
Materials: Pewter, Brass
Dimensions: 3-3/4" L x 2-1/2" W x 3" H
Tear sheets are available on request.
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