mastello [Italian]

(Plural, mastelli.) In Italy, a unit of liquid capacity, varying by locality.  Also called a conzo or concia. The word also means “tub”.

Locality Definition Liters
Bellune (for wine) = 40 boccali 74.70
Ferrara = 8 secchi = 40 boccali 55.38
Padua = 72 bozze 71.30
Rome = ½ soma = 10 cugnatelle
= 40 bocali, also called a pello.
82.12
Rovigo (for wine) = 108 bozze 104.80
Trente also called the conzo 78
Treviso also called the conzo,
= 36 boccali à la campagne
= 40 boccali de la ville
78
Udine also called the conzo, = 64 boccali 79.30
Venice also called a concia, link to a chart showing relationships between Venetian units of liquid capacity 64.80
Vicenza = 12 secchi = 120 bozze 113.90

Venice

In 1877, reported for city proper, 75.1170 liters, = 7 secchi = 28 bozze or boccali. But districts within the commune of Venetia had different values.

Locale Equivalents Liters
Mestre = 92 bozze 85.8480
Dolo = 72 bozze 74.2755
Mirano = 48 bozze;
was also called a conzo
77.9800
Chioggia = 48 boccali 73.0000
Portograro = 96 boccali 91.6042

Tavole di Ragguaglio, 1877, Pages 742-743.

sources

Amphora 1 de malvasia da Venesia a mesura de bigonzo fano in Ferrara mastelli 11 sechi 3.

One anfora of malvasia of Venice measured in biconcia makes in Ferrara 11 mastelli 3 secchi.

Bartolommeo di Pasi.
Tariffa de' pesi e mesure con gratia et privilegio.
Venice: 1503.
as quoted in Elder.

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