"Demi Decilitre" Measure

Description:

Lidless, bracket-handled cylindrical metric measure with heavy molded rim and base. Stamped on front of body "DEMI 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 of rim with 21 raised serif letters. Flat bottom struck once incuse with the serif letters "A.L" in an oval. One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0310-.0317.

Maker is probably Laveur (1892-1958) of Paris, France.

Date Made: early 20th century

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.67.0315Catalog Number: 67.0315Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-c05b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300222

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