An anatomical model of a Pig by Somso. C 1890. The retailer was Didacta PMGB – Aug. Bossaerts en Zoon – Antwerpen It give an impression of the skin, muscles and intestines of the Pig. One side of the pig represents the anatomical muscles and the other the skin of a Pig. The model consists of 9 parts: two half bodies, two ears, lung, heart, liver, stomach and intestines. The model was made by Somso around 1890. Dimensions 110 x 30 x 57 cmg. Measurements 58 x 47 x 29 cm.
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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.