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000-100-103-512-C
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Measure

This pewter measure for a Scots half-gill dates from the first half of the 19th century. It is a Glasgow-type of measure, pear-shaped, with a domed lid. It is inscribed '1 glass' (equivalent to a half gill Scots) on top of the lid. There is no maker's mark.

Pear-shaped pewter measure of Glasgow type with single domed lid, a one glass measure equal to a half Scots gill, 1800 - 1850

Pewter was commonly used for measures and drinking vessels as it was both fairly cheap and strong enough to stand up to to the rigours of tavern life.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-512-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MET 81
Date: 1800 - 1850
First half of the 19th century
Material: Pewter. Inscription: On lid: 1 Glass
Dimensions: 2.70" H
What: Measure / gill, half, Scots
Subject: Pewter (NMAS Classification)
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Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
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