Double Litre Measure

Double Litre Measure

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Description
Bracket-handled, cylindrical metric measure with a sloped collar pinched into spout at front and an overhanging pouted lid; molded lower rim and base. Curved-back thumb piece with wedge extension; five-knuckle hinge has hinge pin impressed with a domed star at one end. Stamped on front of body "DOUBLE LITRE" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim with a small imperial crown; and on extension and tip of lid with 25 letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with circular touchmark "BAZIRE (arched) / A / AVRANCHES (curved)" in incuse serif letters.
Maker is Bazire of Avranches, France.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
measure
date made
ca 1851
place made
France: Normandie, Avranches
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 25.7175 cm x 18.415 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0343
catalog number
67.0343
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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