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gill measure
  • Joseph Austen
    active: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • gill measure, circa 1800
  • Where object was made: Ireland
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9.4 x 9 x 6.8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.05

Pewter gill measure (identified as a Haystack or Harvester’s measure), in a baluster form with scroll handle. There is a raised band around the body where the handle meets the body at the bottom.