Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Description
Baluster measure with double-volute thumb piece; gill size. Fleur-de-lis extension is burnt to the flat lid, which has two, deep, concentric, incised lines. Body has a galleried rim and flared base; one incised line at center. Tapered, S-scroll handle with bud terminal; stepped diamond- or lozenge-shaped attachment, no strut. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1720-1825
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0113
catalog number
67.0113
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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