Two medicine bottles from the 18th century. Johann Maria Farina (1685-1766) was the inventor of this kind of light green bottles. Pontilled. Height 24 cm, diameter 3 cm, Cap: 12 cl. This bottle type was used for many other applications such as for eau de cologne, containing balsam, oil, Haarlemmer oil. In mint condition. One of them is found by a fisherman in the Westerschelde, Holland. Reference: Antiuque glass Bottles, Their history and evolution (1500-1850). Published by W. van den Bossche.
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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.