Liter Measure


Bracket-handled, lidded and spouted, cylindrical metric measure with hooked tab thumb piece and wedge extension burnt to the rounded inset lid; bands of four incised grooves on body near molded lower rim and base. Inset, U-shaped, faceted spout with two graduated beads below; no cover. Seven-knuckle hinge. Lid stamped incuse "6" or "9" between concentric circles. Underside of flat bottom struck twice with a milled oval touchmark of a female figure, standing right with a palm branch in her right hand and a sword at her feet, as sun rays shine down from the upper right.

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

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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.67.0353Catalog Number: 67.0353Accession Number: 250853

Object Name: measure

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 in; 21.9075 cm x 17.145 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_300420

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