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 a domed-end hinge pin. Stamped on front of body "LI[TR]E" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim, extension and face of handle with a small imperial crown; and on extension, tip of lid and face of handle with an indecipherible number of letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with circular touchmark "BUNEL (arched) / A / VILLEDIEU (curved)" in raised serif letters.

Maker is Bunel of Villedieu, France.

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Normandie, D├ępartement du Calvados

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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.67.0344Catalog Number: 67.0344Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 15.875 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_300412

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