Demi Decilitre Measure

Demi Decilitre Measure

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Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a sloped collar pinched into spout at front and an overhanging pouted lid; molded lower rim and base. Curved-back thumb piece with flat extension; five-knuckle hinge has hinge pin domed at one end. Stamped on front of body "DEMI / DECILITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim with clasped hands in an oval next to "51"; on face of handle and tip of lid with clasped hands mark; and on extension and to right of handle with an indecipherible number of letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with partial circular touchmark "[???]SEUR (arched) / [???]40 / [???]AEN (curved)" in raised serif letters.
Maker is possibly Ledresseur of Caen, France.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
place made
France: Normandie, Caen
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 7.62 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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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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