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Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Description
Angular, bulbous or bellied measure with grooved embryo-shell thumb piece; gill size. Concave, flat-top domed lid with an incised line around center and edge. Galleried rim and molded base; one incised line around rim and two pairs around body. Tapered S-scroll handle with stepped thumbrest and scroll terminal; short, faceted strut. Circular touchmark of James Moyes of Edinburgh cast inside lid. Rim exterior stamped on front "GILL", partially overstruck by an oval stamp of a rooster and "68"; two Victorian verification marks, including a crowned "VR / 1856" verification mark for Edinburgh to right of handle. Four concentric circles inside bottom.
Maker is James Moyes of Edinburgh, Scotland, working 1849-1891.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
19th century
ca 1856
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0239
catalog number
67.0239
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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