Quarter Gill Measure

Quarter Gill Measure

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Description
Handleless, tapered cylindrical measure with a galleried rim and flared base; quarter gill size. Two incised lines at top of body and one above base. Body is stamped "1/4 GILL" in incuse serif letters. Rim exterior is scratched with a star to the left of a crowned "[G?]R" verification mark; another circular verification mark is illegible. Bottom exterior stamped with an incuse serif "X".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1750-1850
place made
British Isles: Ireland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0179
catalog number
67.0179
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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