A pair of silver plated ear tubes of art nouveau design in original case, Circa 1910 and unsigned. Ear tubes were used to overcome blocked or narrow ear canals and were usually made in silver or silver plate. This rarely seen organic form dates to the early 20th century. They come in their original fitted satin and velvet lined leatherette case bordered with a gilt design. Measurements box 5,5 x 5, x 2,5 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.