Litre Measure

Litre Measure

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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 a domed-end hinge pin. Stamped on front of body "LI[TR]E" in incuse serif letters; on front of lower rim, extension and face of handle with a small imperial crown; and on extension, tip of lid and face of handle with an indecipherible number of letter verification marks. Underside of flat bottom struck once with circular touchmark "BUNEL (arched) / A / VILLEDIEU (curved)" in raised serif letters.
Maker is Bunel of Villedieu, France.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
France: Normandie, D├ępartement du Calvados
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 15.875 cm x 11.43 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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