Florentine Bottle

Description
This is a free-blown green glass container with a long neck, a round squat body and an applied curved spout. Florentine bottles were used for the distillation of flower oils. According to Robert J. Forbes in his book, The Short History of the Art of Distillation, page 260, the term Florentine Bottle goes back no further than the mid-19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.8 cm x 11 cm x 8.5 cm; 5 1/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 3 11/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0928
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06324
1991.0664.0928
subject
Pharmacy
Chemistry
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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