Ivory Colliding Balls, C 1900

Ivory Colliding Balls, C 1900

Stock Number: 310323-666


Ivory Colliding Balls, C 1900


50 x 33 x 58 cm.



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Physics & Chemistry


Colliding balls or “percusion apparatus”. Five ivory balls hanging on a mahogany frame. A number of them are moved to the left and subsequently released to collide with the other balls. Circa 1900 the number of balls leaving the row on the right will be the same as the number of balls that where released. Measurements 50 x 33 x 58 cm.

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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.