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Victorian 4d Whisky Measure c1860

Heading : Victorian whiskey measure
Period : Victoria - c1860
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Slice cut with annular collar. Engraved "WHISKY 4d". Holds 1/4 gill
Pontil : Polished 
Glass Type : Lead 
Size : 11.2 cm height, 3.3 cm diameter bowl, 3 cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight: 146 grams 

If only a quarter gill measure of whiskey cost 4 pennies these days...It always amazes me how little inflation there was in the second half of the 19th century. They were so confident that prices would remain that same that it was engraved, enameled on advertising and painted onto the side of buildings.

 

 

 

 

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