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"Decilitre" Measure

"Decilitre" Measure

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1885
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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