Half Gill Measure

Half Gill Measure

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Description
Baluster measure with bud thumb piece; half gill size. Stepped, triangular extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has two, concentric, incised lines. Plain body has a galleried rim and flared base with traces of molding. Tapered, S-scroll handle with short terminal; conical strut with diamond- or lozenge-shaped attachment. Partial mark stamped on bottom exterior of what appears to be an armorial device with profile bust above a petaled motif and scrolls.
Mark not identified; catalog card notes that donor stated "might be a fake". Needs further research.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1660-1825
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0106
catalog number
67.0106
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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