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Pint measure

Description

An official cast brass pint measure; with Royal crest and initials 'ER' and date '1601' in relief on the body of the vessel; rim and base stamped with later authenticity marks of subsequent monarchs, including a Caroline mark and those of George II and George III; single piece casting; casting details still very sharp. Measured the old pint before the introduction of the Imperial measure.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1992-3

  • Date

    1601

  • Technique

    cast

  • Material

    metal brass

  • Measurements

  • Length

    74 mm (handle)

  • Width

    40 mm (handle)

  • Height

    124 mm

  • Diameter

    1120 mm (base)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    ER 1601,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust