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chemist's retort with stand
  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • chemist's retort with stand, circa 1750, Qajar period (1795–1925)
  • Where object was made: Persia (present-day Iran)
  • blown glass, copper
  • Object Height/Width: 17.8 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Fred Abel
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0303.a,b

Blue blown glass retort on copper stand. The retort has a conical shaped spout coming out of the side and a cylindrical neck. The stand is circular with a long piece coming out that curls at the end.