Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Bristol Low or West Country measure; gill size. Conical or ovoid body with incised line at seam; circular, everted rim with two incised lines; molded foot. Tapered, C-scroll handle has spurred thumbrest; both terminals attached to body. Illegible mark on rim interior. Rim exterior stamped to left of handle with verification mark for Bath. Bottom exterior has maker's mark of M. Fothergill & Sons. From a set of four, DL*67.0125-.0128.
Maker is M. Fothergill & Sons, Bristol, England; working 1783-1835.
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Object Name
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place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 8.89 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.6675 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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