French pewter leech carrier, 1786

French pewter leech carrier, 1786

Stock Number: 00 430226 B S



diameter 11 cm and 13 cm high



Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Other Medical Antiques


A French pewter leech carrier, (Pot Sangsues), probably1786. The doctors used this carrier by the patient rounds. The lid is perforated so as to allow the leeches to breathe. An Hallmark on the bottom gives: Crown with inside the 86 – two leaves and  I-B and below the crown a flower with 6 petals. Date end 18th C.In good condition, diameter 11 cm and 13 cm 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.

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