"Decilitre" Measure

"Decilitre" Measure

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Description
Lidless, bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a spouted, cutaway collar and molded base. Stamped on face of handle "DECILITRE" sideways in raised serif letters overstruck with two letters in circles, and on top with an indiscernible number of small letters; on body with an imperial crown at front and eight large letters around neck; on collar with nine more letters; and along top of inside rim with more small letters. Flat bottom struck once with touchmark "TRIVELLI / A SAUMUR". One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0326-.0333.
Attributed to Trivelli of Saumur, France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1861-1873
place made
France: Pays de la Loire, Saumur
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 in x 2 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0330
catalog number
67.0330
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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