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"Double Centilitre" Measure

"Double Centilitre" Measure

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Description
Lidless, bracket-handled cylindrical metric measure with heavy molded rim and base. Stamped on front of body "DOUBLE CENTILITRE" 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 20 raised serif letters. Flat bottom struck once with an obtuse isoceles triangle containing "R.G." One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0310-.0317.
Maker identified on catalog card as "R.G. (Giovanna)" of Paris, France, 1885-1924.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1885-1924
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 4.7625 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0316
catalog number
67.0316
accession number
250853
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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