A French 19th Century creamware leech jar marked on the bottom “Debut XIX 1000″. This pot has a perforated lid and four perforations on the upper side of the pot so that the leeches could breathe. This beautiful specimen is 12 cm high. Lok for a shop impression on website page: http://www.vanleestantiques.com/vanleestantiques/
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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.