Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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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.
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Object Name
measure, gill
date made
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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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