Noggin or Gill Measure

Noggin or Gill Measure

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Description
Haystack measure; noggin or gill size. Conical or ovoid body with applied, molded neck, mid, and base bands; circular, everted rim with flared lip. Tapered, D- or ear-shaped handle has an arched and tongued thumbrest; upper scrolled terminal with stepped oval attachment below neck; flat lower terminal attached at midband. Front of body is stamped "1 NOGGIN" and "1 GILL", partially struck twice, all in incuse serif letters. Bottom exterior has crowned "X" in shield.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
early 19th century
place made
British Isles: Ireland
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1979.0815.02
accession number
1979.0815
catalog number
1979.0815.02
Credit Line
Gift of Constance R. and Thomas D. Williams
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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