terracotta flower pots

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The following table approximates, in inches, current Italian manufacture.

 

Diameter of top,
inches
Height Capacity
 
 
 
4  
5  
 
 
 
9  
10¾  
12¼ 10¾  
14½ 12½  
17 13¾  
18 14¼  
20 18  

Chiswick Standard

 Early 20th century in the United Kingdom.

Name Diameter
at top,
inches
Depth,
inches
Thimbles 2 2
Thumbs
Sixties (60's) 3
Fifty-fours (54's) 4 4
Forty-eights (48's) 5 5
Thirty-two's (32's) 6 6
Twenty-fours (24's) 8
Sixteens (16's) 9 9
Twelves (12's) 11½ 16
Eights (8's) 12½ 11
Sixes (6's) 13 12
Fours (4's) 15 13
Twos (2's) 18 14

Source: Hardware Tables, Formulae and Recipes... 6th edition. London: The Ironmonger, 1924. Page 119.

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