Quarter Gill Measure


Bulbous or bellied measure with a forward-scrolled thumb piece; quarter gill size. Low-domed lid with two incised lines around center. Molded, galleried rim and flared base; one pair of incised lines around body. No hinge lug; hinge is attached to plate burnt to the tapered S-scroll handle above the ridged thumbrest. Rim exterior stamped to left of handle "1/4 GILL" in incuse italic letters with two verification marks to left, a crowned "VR" mark for Fife County ("209") and the coat of arms of Glasgow. Bottom inside stamped "X".

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City

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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.67.0241Catalog Number: 67.0241Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-f13d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300394

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