An elderly alchemist, with a monkey overseer, is investigating samples wrapped in paper or notes in a cluttered workshop. In the background are three assistants working with distillation apparatus and grinding materials, and accepting specimens from the woman in the doorway.
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Bakelite billiard ball
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