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Measuring Cup - 1/2 Litre, Metal, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 000858

Summary:
Measuring cup, 1/2 litre, either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro or purchased here, when they migrated in 1920. The Candelas made much of their own food including homemade pasta, tomato sauce, wine, sausages and they roasted their own coffee. Items that could not be purchased in Australia were often ordered by mail from the Italian manufacturer. This was a practice common in both Italy and Australia. Vincenzo also received catalogues from Italy after his migration to Australia.
Description:
Metal 1/2 litre measuring cup, tall and cylindrical in shape, with a C shaped handle. Extensive rust.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: food drink preparation, italian communities, italian immigration, domestic equipment
Themes this item is part of: Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: home wares
Inscriptions: Impressed around rim: MEZZO LITRO. Maker's mark: crown with a 177 in a circle, Maler's mark: ZAB in rectangle/ another maker's mark in an oval which is indistinguishable
User: Emanuela Candela, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1940s

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