"Double Litre" Measure

"Double Litre" Measure

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Plain, lidless, bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a spouted, sloped collar and molded base. Stamped on front of body "DOUBLE / LITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of neck and face of handle with a small imperial crown; on top of inside rim with possibly an "H" in a small square; and on top of handle with five small and five large raised serif letters. Flat bottom struck once with banded oval touchmark of "CHAUVIN A RENNES." One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0326-.0333.
Maker is Chauvin of Rennes, France; dated 1830-1848 based on imperial crown verification mark.
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Object Name
measure, double liter
date made
place made
France: Brittany, Rennes
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 16.51 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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