Retort

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Object Name: 
Retort
Accession Number: 
70.1.13
Dimensions: 
Tube L: 56.7 cm; Curved Part of Tube and Bulb W: 11.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
possibly 1500-1699
Primary Description: 
Pale green transparent glass; blown. Tubular, with curved end terminating in bulb. Mouth slightly flared, with rounded lip; tube has three ovoid bulges: first (D. 3.3 cm) has widest point 13.5 cm from mouth, second (D. 3.2 cm) has widest point 30.6 cm from mouth, and third (D.2.8 cm), with five longitudinal indentations, has widest point 45.9 cm from mouth; lower end of tube is bent through approximately 90° and terminates in bulb (L. 7.0 cm, D. 6.1 cm); no pontil mark.
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1970-02-26
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Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
[Research paper on medieval glassware used in alchemy] (2012) illustrated, p. 15 (fig. 3); BIB# 129757
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 143, fig. 3; BIB# 103865
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 153-154, 230, #1158; BIB# 58895