Gill Measure


Bristol Low or West Country measure; gill size. Conical or ovoid body with incised line at seam; circular, everted rim with two incised lines; molded foot. Tapered, C-scroll handle has spurred thumbrest; both terminals attached to body. Illegible mark on rim interior. Rim exterior stamped to left of handle with verification mark for Bath. Bottom exterior has maker's mark of M. Fothergill & Sons. From a set of four, DL*67.0125-.0128.

Maker is M. Fothergill & Sons, Bristol, England; working 1783-1835.

Date Made: 1793-1805

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Bristol

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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.67.0128Catalog Number: 67.0128Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 8.89 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.6675 cm


Record Id: nmah_300293

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