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About this object

  • Maker:

    unknown

  • ID:

    10196

  • Production date:

    17th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: War, Plague and Fire: The Great Plague

  • A hand-blown urinal of pale green glass with recurving rim, an angled funnel-shaped neck and misshapen rounded body. The base has a slight kick and an unpolished pontil mark. The glass is discoloured and weathered with surface iridescence. This vessel was probably made in the Wealden area of Kent or Surrey. Flasks of this sort were used by alchemists and apothecaries for distillation and by physicians for examining patients’ urine. Such flasks could also be used to allow bedridden people to urinate. Glass receivers of similar form are illustrated in Randle Holme's ‘The Academy of Armory’, chapter XX, Chester, 1688.

  • Measurements

    H 135 mm; W 100 mm

  • Materials

    glass

  • Last Updated

    2020-02-27

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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