Double Decilitre Measure

Double 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. Stamped on front of body "DOUBLE / DÉCILITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim with clasped hands in an oval above "208"; on tip of lid and face of handle with clasped hands mark; and on extension and face of handle with an indecipherible number of letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with incuse oval touchmark of "N & C" over a four-legged, winged insect facing left.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 5 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 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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