"Litre" Measure

"Litre" Measure

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Lidless, bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a spouted, sloped collar and molded base; incised around collar, neck and above base. Stamped on front of body "LITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of neck with an elongated hexagon containing clasped hands and "199" next to a small "H"; on face of handle with another clasped hands mark; and on top of rim with four raised serif letters and one small square. Flat bottom struck once with a rounded rectangular touchmark of a crowned shield containing a key flanked by the letters "GG". One of an assembled set of eight metric measures, DL*67.0326-.0333.
Maker is Georges Gras of Angers, France; working 1897-1925.
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Object Name
date made
place made
France: Pays de la Loire, Angers
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 14.9225 cm x 11.1125 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Constance Dwan Wylie (Walker Gill Wylie Collection)
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Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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