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Pint measure

Object Number: 
1922.89
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 10 x 6 5/8 in. ( 29.2 x 25.4 x 16.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "LEONARD REED & BARTON"
Description: 
Pewter pint measure with hinged (with brass pin) step-domed lid, erect thumbpiece, covered spout with capped hollow arabesque handle; tapering columnar vessel with molded girdle and circular, molded spreading spout.
Gallery Label: 

In 1837, Charles Leonard was taken in as a financial partner to help stabilize the firm and its finances--changing the company’s name to Leonard, Reed, and Barton. Leonard's share of the company was later purchased by Charles Barton and Henry Reed. Throughout the 1840’s, the “Leonard, Reed, and Barton” backstamp was faded out of production. The new backstamps simply read, “Reed and Barton.”

Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group