Ypelaar slides in decorative case from Spa Belgium

Ypelaar slides in decorative case from Spa Belgium

Stock Number: 380131 A



Measurements box 16 x 11,5 x 7,5 cm.


Circa 1780

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Microscopy, Mineralogy & Gemmology


Very unusual collection of bone slides and Ypelaar bone cells of minerals and

shells from area of Spa in Belgium, circa 1780s’.

A charming collection of 78 Ypelaar-type bone cells dry mounted of mainly
minerals and shells with also plants and insects (of which 5 are broken and 28
are now empty).

The collection includes also 10 bone slides of which the specimens are
numbered from 1 to 40 (two case empty), and in a drawer some empty slides
for futur preparations.

The slides are preserved in a charming original box fully covered with a
painting decoration given the geographical provenance of the present set : the
city of Spa in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (now in the present Belgium), a
state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries.

Measurements box 16 x 11,5 x 7,5 cm.

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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.