An early ninetheeth century glass leech jar

An early ninetheeth century glass leech jar


An early ninetheeth century glass leech jar-Hirudines jar


27 cm high


early ninetheeth century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

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


An early nineteenth century glass leech jar.Completely undamaged, this rare survivor consists of a glass bowl with folded outswept rim with a capstan stem and pontil mark to the base indicating its earlier origins.

Total height 27 cm, diameter 17 cmThese jars were kept by apothecaries to store leeches used for the purposes of blood letting on patients, a common practice for centuries and considered a cure for numerous health issues. The jar would have been covered with a layer of muslin to the top and secured with a piece of string around the inverted part of the rim.

Will be very well packaged and shipped by registered mail with Post NL

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Early Science antiques was founded in 1978 by Fred de Vree based in the Netherlands where I can also be visited by appointment. I have been active for 4 decades as an antiqair and auctioneer, the last 20 years of which are specialized in scientific antiques. I visit collectors and fairs in many European countries. looking for special items please feel free to contact me by Phone or email ,if you need any information on my listed items or something you are looking for 0031653132842

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