Double Litre Measure


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 wedge extension; five-knuckle hinge has hinge pin impressed with a domed star at one end. Stamped on front of body "DOUBLE LITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim with a small imperial crown; and on extension and tip of lid with 25 letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with circular touchmark "BAZIRE (arched) / A / AVRANCHES (curved)" in incuse serif letters.

Maker is Bazire of Avranches, France.

Date Made: ca 1851

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Normandie, Avranches

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0343Catalog Number: 67.0343Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 25.7175 cm x 18.415 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_300411

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