Imperial Gill Measure


Uncrested tappit hen measure with embryo shell thumb piece; imperial gill size. Flat-domed lid has one raised-bead circle on exterior and two on interior. Body has a molded rim and plain base with two lines around rim, three below shoulder, and four at base. S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and pointed terminal; cylindrical strut. Rim exterior with two crowned verification marks, including a crowned George IV Edinburgh mark. Illegible scratched inscription below handle. Flat bottom with circular pot touch of Robert Whyte of Edinburgh.

Maker is Robert Whyte of Edinburgh, Scotland, working 1804-1854. The George IV mark indicates date made is pre-1830.

Date Made: 1750-1840ca 1804-1830

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh

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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.67.0201Catalog Number: 67.0201Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 in; 11.7475 cm x 7.3025 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_300359

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