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Left: An alchemical furnace owned by Elector August of Saxony, ca. 1575. Right: An engraving showing such a furnace in action, from Lazarus Ercker’s Beschreibung allerfürnemisten mineralischen Ertzt unnd Bergkwercks Arten (1598).