Litre Measure

Litre Measure

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Description
Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with molded rim and base, hooked rectangular thumb piece, and flat extension burnt to the rimless domed lid; five-knuckle hinge. Face of handle stamped "LITRE" sideways in incuse serif letters; wedge extension, front edge of lid, neck, and top of inside rim are covered with verification marks, including small raised serif letters, larger serif letters in circles, and fleurs-de-lis; top and bottom of front edge lid have larger circular verification stamps. Flat bottom struck once with arched rectangular touchmark of "BOURDILLON. / A ANGERS". One of an assembled set of five metric measures, DL*67.0321-.0325.
Maker is Bourdillon, Angers, France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
1830-1835
place made
France: Pays de la Loire, Angers
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 5 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 13.6525 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0321
catalog number
67.0321
accession number
250853
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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