J. Mourier & Cie Leech pot ca.1860-1880

J. Mourier & Cie Leech pot ca.1860-1880

Stock Number: 420305 C

On application

French 19th century Leech jar by J. Mourier. In complete condition.

Dimensions

24 cm high, diameter 17 cm

Circa

1860-1880

Maker

Mourier & Cie

Categories: Surgical instruments, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Other Medical Antiques, Medicine, Quack Medicine

Description

A French leech pot which is dated between 1860 and 1880 signed with a green hallmark by:
1. Mourier & Cie
15, rue Pastourelle
Paris
Déposé

The pot has some cracks but is overall in good condition. Measurements of the pot are:
24 cm high and a diameter of 17 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.