Alembic

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Object Name: 
Alembic
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
80.3.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.4 cm, L (with spout): 22.9 cm; Body Diam: 11.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1700-1799
Primary Description: 
Aqua non-lead glass; blown. Globular top, with rough pontil mark; rounded, and recessed at the bottom, with a protruding, slightly flared, cylindrical neck; applied long, straight spout on the side.
Provenance: 
Harriet Wynter, Ltd., Source
1980-04-01
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Alchemy: Magic, Myth or Science?
Venue(s)
Bruce Museum 2009-09-26 through 2010-01-03
 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Exploring Ancient Distilling Technologies (2021) illustrated, p. 112; BIB# 764498
[Research paper on medieval glassware used in alchemy] (2012) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 2); BIB# 129757
Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants (2010) illustrated, p. 239, #120; BIB# 115588
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 141, fig. 1; BIB# 103865