A botanical model of the common cow-slip, enlarged 10x and in three parts. Shown are the complete flower with its crown that can be divided in two halves and showing the langstem pistil. The painted plaster and papier machee model was made by louis m meusel from sonnenberg thuringen in the early 20th century. Its standard is made from , grey painted, wood and 47cm high.
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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.