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Gill Measure

Gill Measure

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Description
Bulbous or bellied measure with galleried rim, molded base, and embryo-shell thumb piece; gill size. Wide-rimmed, low-domed lid has slightly raised center and two incised lines at edge. One incised line around rim and two pairs around body. S-scroll strap handle with stepped thumbrest and semi-bud terminal; conical strut. Rim exterior stamped to right of handle "GILL" in incuse serif letters, and struck on front and side with three verification marks, two circular marks containing Prince of Wales feathers between "GR" and a crowned "VR" mark for Renfrew County.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 8.255 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.289408
catalog number
289408
accession number
59118
Credit Line
Miss Janet Martin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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