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Hessian Crucible

Hessian Crucible

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Description
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
Object Name
Crucible
crucible
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
ID Number
MG.302607.074
accession number
302607
catalog number
302607.074
Credit Line
Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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