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Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Description
Lidless baluster measure with a galleried rim, flared base, and blind hinge lug; gill size. Two incised lines around rim, one at foot, and two pairs around body. Plain strap handle with square lower terminal and cylindrical strut. Rim exterior has City of Aberdeen verification mark left of handle. Bottom inside with two pairs of concentric circles.
The blind hinge lug is thought to be an Aberdeen feature.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
measure, gill
date made
1650-1700
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0231
catalog number
67.0231
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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