facebook youtube trip advisor
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Glass Room

Stanza Dei Vetri Istituzionale

The itinerary continues with the room dedicated to glassworks. Glass, which can be easily modelled when heated strongly enough, was the perfect material for making equipment used in the pharmacy laboratory. The oldest glass containers are tiny balsam containers (Egypt, 2nd millennium BC). Using the technique of blown glass, after the 2nd c. BC production began of glass objects in different shapes, which were designed according to their function and the personal taste of their craftsman.

Master glass-blowers also used to enamel and decorate the glass, in particular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, for example, with cartouches embellished with alchemical symbols, floral motifs, and mythological, religious or other types of scene. The room has an assortment of glass containers, which vary in their shape and transparency depending on the medicines and medicaments they were made to contain, for example, bottles, phials, jars and jugs, as well as laboratory instruments.

Objects of artistic importance are the eighteenth-century glassworks with cartouches and apothecary inscriptions decorated by hand. The complete series of small bloodletting flasks arouses great curiosity. Particularly interesting are the larger objects, such as the very unusual breast pumps and a rare green glass mortar. The information panels in this room describe how medicinal plants have always been present in literature and philosophy, and featured above all in the studies of Leonardo da Vinci.

 
 
Gallery
Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Cofanetti da viaggio
Particolare valigetta del medico
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
Particolare vetrina Sala dei vetri
 


Some of our glasses
Flaconi da farmacia
 Flaconi da farmacia
Fiaschi con vestimento a fondo legato
Ampolla in vetro soffiato verdastro
Coppette per salasso
Grande bottiglia in vetro soffiato
 Fiasca piatta
 Bottiglia a collo lungo
Storte
Boccia
Storta
Mortaio
Grande barattolo in vetro soffiato
Bottiglia
Albarelli in vetro
Applicatori per cataplasmi
Vasetti ad urna
Bottiglie in vetro soffiato
Tiralatte
 
 

Sitemap

 

 
Copyright © 2016 Aboca Museum
Palazzo Bourbon del Monte | Via Niccolò Aggiunti 75 | 52037 Sansepolcro (AR) Italy | Phone +39 0575 733589 | Fax +39 0575 744724

ABOCA SPA SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA
Fr. Aboca 20 - 52037 Sansepolcro (AR) | VAT n° 01704430519 | Registered Office of Arezzo: 01704430519 | Share capital: € 16.921.084 i.v.

Aboca Museum ^