Hirudines Jar/Leech jar, 20th century.

Hirudines Jar/Leech jar, 20th century.

Stock Number: 00 380413 k S



Diameter 16 cm and 25 cm high



Country of manufacture


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


A 20th Century porcelain leech jar marked “Hirudines”. Germany and Circa 1930 This section which has a perforated base, hangs supported by the outer jar and raised above water in the bottom of the main container. The outer section has two two perforated holes so as to allow the leeches to breathe. The lid is fixed with the original clamp to close the leech container This Hirudines leech jar is ingood condition with diameter of 16 cm and 25 cm high

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.