Double Decilitre Measure

Double Decilitre Measure

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
19th century
place made
France
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
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
DL.67.0346
catalog number
67.0346
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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