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English Pewter Tappit Hen James Yates Birmingham C. 1890

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English Pewter Tappit Hen James Yates Birmingham C. 1890

$140.00

An English made pewter Scottish Tappit Hen 60 ounce measure. Touch mark of James Yates of Birmingham, England, C. 1890. "London" pennant mark on bottom commonly applied by many pewterers to add presumed stature to their wares. Historically this form of vessel goes back about 3 centuries being used as a reference measure. Phased out at the turn of the 20th century and being reproduced by mid-century. The tappit hen does measure 60 ounces when full and that volume is referred to tongue-in-cheek by the English as a Scot "pint". Stands about 10-1/2in. tall maximum. Very good condition.

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