Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Description
Bristol Low or West Country measure; gill size. Plain, squat conical or ovoid body; plain, everted rim with pouring spout; molded, flared foot. Tapered, S-scroll handle has an arched and S-curved thumbrest; upper terminal attached at top of rim and short lower terminal near bottom of body. Front of body stamped "GILL" in incuse sans serif letters. Rim exterior with partial, worn stamp below spout of a crowned "VR" or figure inside a circle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1775-1825
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 in; 9.2075 cm x 8.5725 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0120
catalog number
67.0120
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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