Leech carrier, Pewter, 18th century

Leech carrier, Pewter, 18th century

Stock Number: 370408 E

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Leech carrier, Pewter, 18th century

Dimensions

diameter 8,5 cm and 13,5 cm high

Circa

1780

Country of manufacture

France

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

Description

A French pewter leech carrier, (Pot á Sangsues), circa 1780. The doctors used this carrier by the patient rounds. The lid is perforated so as to allow the leeches to breathe. In good condition, diameter 8,5 cm and 13,5 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.