Gill Measure


Lidless baluster measure with a galleried rim, flared base, and blind hinge lug; gill size. Two incised lines around rim, one at foot, and two pairs around body. Plain strap handle with square lower terminal and cylindrical strut. Rim exterior has City of Aberdeen verification mark left of handle. Bottom inside with two pairs of concentric circles.

The blind hinge lug is thought to be an Aberdeen feature.

Date Made: 1650-1700

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen

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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.67.0231Catalog Number: 67.0231Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measuremeasure, gill

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_300388

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