Iron Mouth Gag, Circa 1700

Iron Mouth Gag, Circa 1700

Stock Number: 370503 D

€ 795,-

Dimensions

10,5 cm long

Circa

Circa 1800

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Dentistry

Description

An antiques mouth gag from wrong iron, dated late 17th – beginning 18th century. It would have been used to pry open the mouths of patients with lockjaw who might not otherwise be fed and would also have been used as a dental mouth gag. In good condition. Length 10,5 cm

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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.