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Antique Silver 1/3 Gill Tankard Tot Measure     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1853
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1905
Silversmith: Horace Woodward & Co Ltd
Place: London
Price: $ 310.00
Weight: 48 grams
Dimensions: 5.0 cm height, 3.3 cm diameter
Condition: Very good, a small kink to rim, handle, base and body excellent.

Description: A rare antique sterling silver 1/3 gill tot measure, in the traditional shape of a tankard. The tankard is baluster in shape, the handle just large enough for a finger. The tankard rim is raised, we assume the base indicates the measure point. The base has a design number 74642, the London hallmarks on the side are very clear. The tankard measures 42 millilitres, so a generous double tot, this is 1/3 of a gill using the traditional measures. Tot measures such as this are commonly found in brass, copper, pewter and other base metals, occasionally found in silver plate, solid silver versions such as this one are rare. The gill measure dates back to the 14 Century in Great Britain, 1 gill is a quarter of a pint, 1/6 gill was the traditional single shot whisky measure. Horace Woodward & Co operated between 1875 and 1916.
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