"Decilitre" Measure


Lidless, bracket-handled cylindrical metric measure with heavy molded rim and base. Stamped on front of body "DECILITRE" in incuse serif letters; on outside of rim and face of handle with "1" next to clasped hands in an elongated hexagon; and along top and outside front of rim with 19 raised serif letters. Flat bottom struck once with a cadeceus between the raised serif letters "L D" in an oval. One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0310-.0317.

Maker is L. Dresco of Paris, France; working 1885-1906.

Date Made: ca 1885

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0314Catalog Number: 67.0314Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x 7.3025 cm x 5.3975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-f159-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300221

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