THE OTOLARYNGOLOGIST — AN AMUSING HAND-CARVED WOODEN FIGURE, probably Austrian, mid-20th century, 5-1/2″ (14 cm) tall, fully hand-carved and painted, with a rectangular wood base..Probably Jaschke manufacture. Fine condition.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.