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Half Gill Measure

Half Gill Measure

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Description
Thistle measure; half gill size. Band around rim; plain base. Spurred D- or ear-shaped handle with short, flat lower terminal; cylindrical struts. Front of body stamped "1/2 GILL" in incuse serif letters. Rim exterior stamped with verification mark for Glasgow to right of quality mark and right of handle. From a set of five thistle measures, DL*67.0213-.0218.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure, half gill
measure
date made
ca 1800
ca 1800-1850
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 in x 2 in; 8.5725 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0216
catalog number
67.0216
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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