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Director’s pick of 2015

Of all the hundreds of wonderful objects that have appeared on Fleaglass this year, we have chosen just one that especially appeals to us.  Brought to us by Van Leest antiques, this ivory model of an eye was carved in Germany in the 17th Century, and is attributable to the master-carver Steven Zick.  Standing just 10 cm high, this fusion of art and anatomical study is as striking now as it must have been 350 years ago. The fleaglass Read More...

Stolen medical specimens put up for sale on eBay

Another reason to be careful on eBay.  David Charles, 23, took human tissue including brains in jars from Indiana medical museum and sold them on ebay Read the full story here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/26/man-stole-brains-from-former-insane-asylum-and-put-them-on-ebay Read More...

New Collection of Globes from Omniterrum

Omniterrum has just listed a very interesting collection of globes spanning the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to terrestrial globes there is a rare Space Era Lunar globe by Frontier Education, dating from around 1969. The collection can be viewed here  Read More...

Bigger, Better, Antique Scientific Instrument Fair this Sunday.

The London Antique Scientific Instrument Fair will be held this Sunday (25th October) at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BH. Organiser Don Edwards reports that a number of dealers new to the fair have signed up to this one, making it bigger, with an even wider range of Scientific and Medical Antiques. Click here for full details. Read More...

Delalande Hourglass Exhibition runs until the end of October

Galerie Delalande’s new Paris exhibition “Hourglasses of the Past” runs until  Saturday 31st of October. Delalande are displaying around 100 exceptional hourglasses dating between the 15th and 19th centuries. Located at their  gallery, 35 rue de Lille (7th district of Paris) Opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday by appointment in the morning and from 2.00 to 6.00 PM Galerie Delalande have also published a reference book to co-incide with the exhibition. “Sabliers d’Autrefois, Hourglasses of the Past, Clessidre d’Altri tempi“, in French, Read More...

Welcome to our new Fleaglass website.

Our New Fleaglass is launched! We hope you enjoy the new look. The new website will be much faster, have a more modern look, and will be easy to navigate. It will be fully responsive to display well on tablets and smart phones. There will also be a discussion forum – dealers and collectors can be more involved. We hope you will find time to look round the new site. There are lots of little improvements that will make visiting us a Read More...