Alembic glass, late 18th C.

Alembic glass, late 18th C.

Stock Number: 00 420923 A S



32 cm long, 10cm diameter


18th C

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Physics & Chemistry


A glass flask (Matraccio or alembic), 18th century. Such one is also in the Gallileo museum in florance. Lengthe 32 cm with a diameter of 10 cm.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.