Quarter Gill Measure

Quarter Gill Measure

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Bulbous or bellied measure with a forward-scrolled thumb piece; quarter gill size. Low-domed lid with two incised lines around center. Molded, galleried rim and flared base; one pair of incised lines around body. No hinge lug; hinge is attached to plate burnt to the tapered S-scroll handle above the ridged thumbrest. Rim exterior stamped to left of handle "1/4 GILL" in incuse italic letters with two verification marks to left, a crowned "VR" mark for Fife County ("209") and the coat of arms of Glasgow. Bottom inside stamped "X".
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.445 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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