Antique English Pewter Pint Lidded DV Baluster Measure OEWS CM Circa 1800

Antique English Pewter Pint Lidded Double Volute Baluster Measure OEWS CM Circa 1800

Handle has a diamond-shaped strut mounting at lower attachment point and tight upturned hooded ball terminal. Ionic Capital thumbpiece with Fleur-de-Lys lid attachment. Sets of twin incised line decoration to the upper and lower body and also to the collar and again to the inner and outer areas of the lid. A very slight flair to the footrim.

Incised stamped to the collar to the right of the upper handle join are the letters ' C M ', generally believed to be a capacity verification mark for The Colony (or Commonwealth) of Massachusetts . Please see photos.

Capacity is 470 ml, thus ' Pre-Imperial ', conforming to the Old English Wine Standard (OEWS)

Standing 6.2 inches to top of thumbpiece and weighing 23 oz. Rim Diameter: 3.2 in. Base Diameter: 2.8 in.

Good antique used condition with typical signs of wear and there is an inconspicuous 3/8" X 1/8" loss to the upper handle join, which I suspect to be more likely a flaw original to the making rather than post production damage. Please see photos. Warm silver-gray patina with areas of oxidation. Please see the photos.

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