Imperial Gill Measure

Imperial Gill Measure

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Uncrested tappit hen measure with embryo shell thumb piece; imperial gill size. Flat-domed lid has one raised-bead circle on exterior and two on interior. Body has a molded rim and plain base with two lines around rim, three below shoulder, and four at base. S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and pointed terminal; cylindrical strut. Rim exterior with two crowned verification marks, including a crowned George IV Edinburgh mark. Illegible scratched inscription below handle. Flat bottom with circular pot touch of Robert Whyte of Edinburgh.
Maker is Robert Whyte of Edinburgh, Scotland, working 1804-1854. The George IV mark indicates date made is pre-1830.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1804-1830
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 4 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 in; 11.7475 cm x 7.3025 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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