Half Gill Measure


Handleless and lidless bulbous or bellied measure; half gill size. Molded rim and plain, flared base. Two pairs of incised lines around body. Front of body stamped "HALF GILL" in incuse serif letters. Rim exterior with at least thirteen marks, including "HALF GILL" in incuse sans serif letters, partially erased and overstruck with Victorian, Edwardian and George IV verification marks, one for Ashton-under-Lyne ("417").

Earliest verification mark appears to be dated 1899.

Date Made: early 20th centuryca 1899

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0250Catalog Number: 67.0250Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measuremeasure, half gill

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-bd05-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300240

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