Vial of cobalt powder

Object Number: 
1925.74
Date: 
1800-1838
Medium: 
Glass, cork, cobalt oxide
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 9.5 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical hand-blown colorless glass vial with cork stopper, filled with powdered cobalt oxide.
Gallery Label: 
Powdered cobalt oxide was used to decorate pottery.
Bibliography: 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group