Florence Flask

Florence Flask

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Description
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
Object Name
Florence Flask
Measurements
overall: 23 cm x 9 cm; 9 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 9 1/8 in x 5 in; 23.1775 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
CH.333999.021
catalog number
333999.021
accession number
304826
Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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