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Pint cann (one of a set of six)

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Pint cann (one of a set of six)

Edinburgh, Scotland


James Wright (working 1773-1805)

5-3/8 in x 5-1/2 in x 4 in (dia) Pewter

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp


The maker's touchmark, “WRIGHT” above a crown-and-thistle within a recessed oval, is stamped into the outside center of the bottom.

All six canns are in good condition.

Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp

This pint-size mug, more properly called a cann because of its baluster shape, follows the form of more costly counterparts made of silver.  The molded double C scroll handle is especially noteworthy in the acanthus-leaf thumb-piece and ovoid terminal at the bottom.  The foot is molded.  Although pewter mugs were commonly made in sets, those of any size seldom survive intact.