Wax kidney model, Barcelona, C. 1890, “riñón humano”

Wax kidney model, Barcelona, C. 1890, “riñón humano”

Stock Number: 300608 I



25 x 21 x 11 cm


C 1890

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A model of the human kidney, made of wax, wrapped in a cloth. All the parts of the kidney are shown, with description on the side in spanish(connected with small ropes). This model is called “riñón humano” in spanish which means “human kidney”. The box is made of wood and there is a glass plate in front of the model to protect the wax. The object is estimated around the end of the 19th century and is fabricated in/around Barcelona. Measurements: 25 x 21 x 11 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.