This is a distiller. A round-necked flask stands on a small shelf. The flask is tilted to the bottom right and contains mysterious green, blue or purple liquids. The word alembic in English is translated from the ancient Greek ἄμβιξ. ἄμβιξ means alchemy, so it can also mean alchemy, magic, and mystery. Now it more means distillation, chemistry, and experiment. Occasionally, it can also mean smoking guns and other drug paraphernalia.