Cupping Heater by Siegfried, 1937

Cupping Heater by Siegfried, 1937

Stock Number: 411119 K


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A brass cupping heater with a sticks and flint including, 1937.  Signed on the bottom with “Siegfried / DDD / MCMXXXVII” with an pharmacy esculape on the top. The heater was used by cupping. It is a method in creating a vacuum by plugging the cotton swab soaked in alcohol by moving over the flint and applying it to the skin. Measurements 16 x 7 x 4 cm.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

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.