Comments and Tags

Be the first to comment on this item!



Food
Decorative Arts ➔ 1/4 Gill Measure

Identifier:
1997.54.228
Description:
Wide-ish base, bulbous body, three stripes near center.;Stamp;Gaskell & Chambers, L, Birmingham, on the outside bottom. Quarter Gill, in the center body. 33 and Crown above initials GA, at center mouth. Additional symbol found inside bottom. |
Materials:
Pewter
Dimensions:
2" h 2.25" w 1.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Steele A. Taylor
Exhibit/Program
P is for Pewter ()
Makers/Donors
Steele A. Taylor
Steele Taylor is a New Jersey native and a World War II Navy veteran. In 1948, after earning a degree in economics from Williams College in Winston, Massachusetts, he accepted a job offer from Dohler-Jarvis in Grand Rapids. In 1960 he moved to Grand Rapids Steel and was part owner and president when he retired in 1985. He has served on many boards throughout his career, such as the Mary Free Bed Hospital, Aquinas Emeritus Center, various Hospice boards and former member and president of the Art and Museum Board. Steele and his wife Mary are consummate world travelers and their collection is a testament to their travels. Artifacts donated by Steele are exceptional resources, representing various regions of the world. He has also donated an extensive collection of pewter items to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. 

Gaskell And Chambers