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Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar

Antique French Medical Leech Jar


Antique French Medical Leech Jar


Antique French Medical Leech Jar
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For your consideration:

Leeches have been used in medicine since ancient times, and became a popular medical treatment during the 19th century.

"Leechmania"employed physicians on a massive scale, which meant the doctor's leeches needed to be properly stored between each feeding, or used to transport a healthy and hungry leech supply to Doctors in a secure manner..

This is a gorgeous bulbous shaped French leach jar manufactured sometime in the late 1800s.

This is one of the more common shaped Leech jars. made of white ceramic with a pewter lid.

The base of this Jar is in perfect condition and it looks like it might have had a wax seal.

The pewter cover is quite lovely with pegasus the horse stamped on the top along with the words Marque Depose and the number 1.

Condition: This Leech jar was well used as there are some scratches on the lid and the odd dent, and it is sadly missing a handle on the top of the pewter lid. The top ceramic lid has a chip.


Hirudo Medicinalis leech


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