"Demi Decilitre" Measure

"Demi Decilitre" Measure

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Description
Lidless, bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a spouted, sloped collar and molded base; incised around collar and above base. Stamped on front of body "DEMI / DEC[ILITRE]" in incuse serif letters; on front of neck with a small imperial crown and four small letters; on face of handle with another small imperial crown above "199" sideways; to right of handle with three raised letters in circles; and along top of inside rim and top of handle with an indiscernible number of small letters. Flat bottom struck once with touchmark "GV" in a lozenge or diamond shape. One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0326-.0333.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
after 1861
place made
France: Pays de la Loire, Angers
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0331
catalog number
67.0331
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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