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A VERY RARE ENGLISH PEWTER GREAT HOOPED QUART OR 'THURDENDALE'
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A VERY RARE ENGLISH PEWTER GREAT HOOPED QUART OR 'THURDENDALE'

CIRCA 1600-20

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A VERY RARE ENGLISH PEWTER GREAT HOOPED QUART OR 'THURDENDALE'
CIRCA 1600-20
The tapering body with two raised fillets or hoops, and three incised reeds of differing depth and width, the domed cover with a wedge and twin lens thumbpiece, solid strap handle with a narrow spade terminal, touch in base of the maker 'S.C.' (M.P.M.5527b), two scratched initials on cover and underside of base, a faint crowned 'H.R.' verification mark to cover, a locating flange under lid, 45 fl.oz capacity (1/3 wine gallon)
8 7/8in. (22.3cm.) overall; 7½in. (19.3cm.) to lip
Provenance
Reg Roberts collection.
Literature
Museum of London 1989, Pewter, A celebration of the craft, No.39.
Peal, Pewter of Great Britain, 1983, p.50
Journal of the Pewter Society, Spring 1976; Autumn 1976; Autumn 1977; Spring 1994 and Spring 1996
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Lot Essay

There are only two of these 'Thurdendales' or 'Hooped quarts' known.
There is still some confusion regarding the capacity of a Thurdendale and in a recent article by Dr Ronald Homer, Journal of the Pewter Society, Spring 1996, he concludes that the Thurdendale was a measure to hold one third of a gallon of ale, and that this lot and the other recorded measure owned by Stanley Shemmell, sold Bonhams Chester October 2006 lot 110, should be deemed 'hooped quart' measures.

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