Half Gill Measure

Half Gill Measure

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
measure, half gill
date made
early 20th century
ca 1899
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0250
catalog number
67.0250
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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