Chinese earthenware mercury flask.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 375.00 USD
Chinese earthenware mercury flask.
200.00USD+ (30.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 23 @ 13:54UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Chinese earthenware mercury flask. 633 grams, 8" x 4-1/2". Tall vessel with narrow, flat bottom and wide-shouldered top punctuated with a tiny hole, plain gray all over with little bits of whitish encrustation, fully intact (rare thus), used for carrying and pouring mercury or quicksilver. From an Unidentified Chinese wreck sunk in the 1450s off Indonesia