Ypelaar specimen cells in case, circa 1790

Ypelaar specimen cells in case, circa 1790

Stock Number: 00 371201 A S



Case 9,5 x 6,5 x 1,5 cm.


C 1790

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Microscopy, Natural history


A small sized case of Ypelaar specimen cells, circa 1790. The specimens on the intact cells are all visible. The set is complete, but two cells are broken in pieces, though not beyond careful restoration. The set comes with a Dutch index list of the 26 Ypelaar slides. Measurements 9,5 x 6,5 x 1,5 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.