Florence Flask


The Florence flask, with round body and long neck, was known to English chemists by the seventeenth century, if not before. The term derived from the form used to transport Italian wine and olive oil. This glass example, with pear-shaped body, probably dates from the mid-nineteenth century.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.333999.021Catalog Number: 333999.021Accession Number: 304826

Object Name: Florence Flask

Measurements: overall: 23 cm x 9 cm; 9 1/16 in x 3 9/16 inoverall: 9 1/8 in x 5 in; 23.1775 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e5c3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2652

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