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"Demi Decilitre" Measure

"Demi Decilitre" Measure

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
early 20th century
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
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
ID Number
DL.67.0315
catalog number
67.0315
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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