Hessian Crucible


Hessian crucibles are usually reddish in color, triangular in shape, inexpensive, and able to withstand strong reagents and high temperatures. The form originated in the Hesse region of Germany at an early date and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century. This example is one of a set of five.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302607.074Accession Number: 302607Catalog Number: 302607.074

Object Name: Cruciblecrucible

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall -largest: 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm x 9.525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9efe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1424857

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