Litre Measure

Litre Measure

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Bracket-handled, lidded and spouted, cylindrical metric measure with a seven-lobed convex shell thumb piece; molded lower rim and base. Flat-top cylinder lid with molded rim is stamped "L H" and "2" between concentric circles on top. Inset, curved spout; no cover. Five-knuckle hinge and stepped thumbrest. Erased "LITRE" stamp on face of handle. Lower rim to right and left of handle are struck with thirteen marks, including eight Greek letters in circles and "U / 3" in a rounded rectangle. Underside of flat bottom struck once with arched rectangular touchmark "I.VAN DE STEELE" and scratched with an "X".
Maker is Joannes van de Casteele of Bruges, Belgium.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
Belgium: Flanders, Bruges
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 8 3/8 in x 7 in x 3 5/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 17.78 cm x 9.2075 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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