Retort

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Object Name: 
Retort
Accession Number: 
56.3.33
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43 cm; Body Diam: 20 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1700-1799
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish-greenish extremely bubbly glass; free-blown. Almost cylindrical body with large spout tapering towards orifice both forming a 6 (D. of glass at orifice ca. 1/4"), another small conical spout applied to the retort where body leads over to large spout; both orifices unworked.
Provenance: 
Linares, Abelardo, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Exploring Ancient Distilling Technologies (2021) illustrated, p. 112; BIB# 764498
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 13 (fig. 5); BIB# 149403
Psychedelic Mania: Stephen Rolfe Powell's Dance with Glass (2012) illustrated, p. 25, fig. 9; BIB# 130415
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 142, Fig. 2; BIB# 103865
Science Top Ten illustrated, p. 2;