Hessian Crucible

Hessian Crucible

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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.
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Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
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
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Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
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National Museum of American History
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