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Copper Lavender Still from France
Historic and decorative Copper Lavender Still from France , made by a local artisan in the traditional style of the Alpine region for the production of Perfume. In the Alpine region of France, large areas are used for growing Lavender- often called 'Blue Gold' and traditional stills like this- known as 'Alambics' were- and still are, used for distilling the flowers to make different varieties of perfume. The beautifully hand riveted base cauldron is surmounted with a similarly hand-crafted detachable 'helmet' which has an 14 inch spout.
The bottom photo shows a larger example of a still from the region being used in the perfume distilling process.
Circa 1880-1910 Measures 26 inches base diameter x 39 overall height.
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