An early and dated turned apothecary jar made in fruitwood and inscribed by/for a barber-surgeon, 1729

An early and dated turned apothecary jar made in fruitwood and inscribed by/for a barber-surgeon, 1729

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Circa

1729

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Other Medical Antiques

Description

A nicely turned early apothecary jar made from fruitwood which taken a dark patina (or was made in boxwood ?).

 

The think particulary interesting is that this jar is inscribed by a French barber-surgeon from the twon of Tours and dated 1729

“Au S[ieu]r Jacques Gillet M[ai]t[re] Chirurgien de Rome / M[ai]t[re] Pesruquier a Tours. 1729”

 

The condition is generally very good excepted two cracks on the lid.

Rare with provenance and early datation.

Height : 15 cm ; diameter : 7,3 cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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