Demi Decilitre Measure

Demi Decilitre Measure

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Description
Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a sloped collar pinched into spout and a conforming inset lid; molded lower rim and base. Hooked tab thumb piece with wedge extension; five-knuckle hinge; stepped thumbrest Stamped on front of body "DEMI / DECILITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim with "** / 3" next to clasped hands in an oval; on face of handle with clasped hands mark; and on extension and top of rim with an indecipherible number of letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with arched touchmark "ALBERT" in incuse serif letters. One of an assembled set of six metric measures, DL*67.0334-.0339.
Maker is Albert of Lille, France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1885
place made
France: Hauts-de-France, Lille
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0339
catalog number
67.0339
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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National Museum of American History
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