Florentine Bottle


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.

Date Made: 17th-18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PharmacyChemistry


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0929Collector/Donor Number: SAP 1017Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-063251991.0664.0929

Object Name: bottle

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.3 cm x 11.5 cm x 10 cm; 4 27/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 3 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-781d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994367

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