An attractively decorated porcelain Egusier irrigator. These devices were used both as douches and enemas. The mechanism works but the internal spring is weak. Given the large number of examples that survive it is safe to conclude that the the Egusier apparatus was widely adopted and in use over several decades. The vast majority of examples one sees are metal or porcelain, the latter with a stripe or two. The example on offer was beautifully and delicately painted by a highly skilled artist and depicts a variety of flowers with a winged insect hovering at the top of cylinder.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974