Litre Measure

Litre Measure

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Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with high collar pinched into spout at front and sloped at back for the rounded inset lid; molded lower rim and base. Hooked tab thumb piece with wedge extension; five-knuckle hinge has domed-end hinge pin; stepped thumbrest. Stamped on front of body "LITR[E]" in incuse serif letters; on collar outside with a fleur-de-lis and inside with a decorative "Y"; to right of handle with 16 large letter verification marks; and on extension with three small letters. Underside of flat bottom struck at center with circle and shaped rectangular touchmark containing "RA / M". One of an assembled set of six metric measures, DL*67.0334-.0339.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 8 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 14.2875 cm x 10.795 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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