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Earthenware mercury flask, intact, unidentified 1500s wreck.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Earthenware mercury flask, intact, unidentified 1500s wreck.
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300.00USD+ (57.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 May 28 @ 19:09UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Earthenware mercury flask, intact, unidentified 1500s wreck. 742 grams, 7-1/2" tall, 4-1/2" in diameter at shoulders. Medium-sized vessel with narrow, flat bottom and wide-shouldered top, bits of coral all over (you can even hear shells jingling around inside), gray coloring with a rust-colored stripe, intact (rare thus), used for carrying and pouring mercury or quicksilver. From an unidentified 1500s wreck off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.