Theriac or Mithridate lead seal, dating from the first years of the 17th century. Theriac (from a Greek word related to “wild beasts”) was a classic antidote, a mixture including snake flesh, opium, myrrh and minerals plus spices, adding up to more than 60 ingredients in all. This concoct is said to have been invented by Mithridates, an Anatolian king who lived in fear of being poisoned. Later it became the speciality of Venetian apothecaries...
18th / 19th century automatic phlegm, medical bloodletting tool, in its original case. It is said that George Washington had one like this in his First Aid Kit. Bloodletter measures overall length including blade 2", 1/2" wide and 1/8" height. The case measure approximately 2 7/8" long, 1 1/2" wide, and height 5/8".
A Spanish-Islamic bronze mortar, 16th. century or slightly earlier.
This is a very large and thus unusual specimen of a type made up to the 17th. century or so.
The globular body of the mortar with a row of raised prunts below bands, raised round base and lip flattened and turned inwards.
A very attractive mortar with a wonderful brown collection patina!
Size: ca. 12,5 cm. wide and c. 9,5 cm. high. Weight: ca. 1,1-1,2 kilograms grams...
A Spanish-Islamic bronze mortar, 14th.-15th. Century.
This is a particularly early, rare specimen of a type made up to the 17th. century or so.
The globular body of the mortar with a row of raised prunts below bands of incised lines, turned over rim or lip.
A very attractive mortar with a fine old collection patina!
Size: ca. 10 cm. wide and c. 9 cm. high. Weight: 950 grams...
A rare bronze mortar, likely Spanish but could French as well, late 16th. century AD.
Interesting design with faces and spacers. Also smaller faces near the rim.
Size: 10,4 cm. wide and 7,2 cm. high, weighing just below 1 kilogram.
Condition: Choice, wonderful brown patina, smaller nicks as seen in the pictures.
Ex. Ib Olsen Collection
Three piece doctor's desk set in original box. Circa 1910 and made of Silvered bronze, this set is exquisitely detailed and in excellent condition. It consists of a letter opener, a seal, and a pen all with the caduceus symbol for medicine. The original box is fitted and lined with red velvet. The exterior of the box has some damage, see the last picture. The measurements are as follows:
Box - 5" wide by 9.75" long
Pen - 8" long and .75" at its widest.
Seal - 3.5" tall and 1" at its widest...
William Wright Vegetable Pills Wooden Box, c. 1835. Fragile and very thin. A great piece of advertising. 2 1/4 incehs x 1 inch x 3/4 inches. Printing: 169 Race Street, Phila., Pa.
Fresh from a retired pharmacist's collection are an awesome threesome of narcotic and poison hypodermic tablet medicines. These seldom found medicines are each priced separately as indicated below.
Each container is in very good condition and houses small labeled EMPTY medicine tubes sporting tiny cork tops.
Each box measures about 3 inches high and dates to the early 1900s.
This is a rare collection seldom found in this condition...
Offered are two, vintage, white ceramic, pharmacy pill tiles produced circa 1920. Each tile is priced separately.
Both pill tiles have identical marking on the back side as follows: "GERMANY" and "Trademark 'M' PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK".
The smaller tile measures 8" x 10" and is in excellent condition, priced at $125.00.
The larger tile measures 10" x 12" and is in nice condition with the exception of a small 1/2" chip on the top front edge. Priced at $115.00...
Offered are two, decorative, late 19th century, English, porcelain, dental tooth paste pot lid containers. They are priced separately with the ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $115.00, and the WOODS CHERRY TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $75.00.
The ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid measures about 3 inches in diameter, sports a marbled exterior and is in very nice condition with a few faint edge chips to the base. There is a slight variance in color between the top and base.
The WOODS CH...
Offered is a scarce, vintage, boxed case of SS White Dental Burs from the 1920 era.
This awesome tool of the trade includes many unused burs housed in their original, individual boxes. A detailed, complete label is pasted on the interior lid and is in good condition.
The hardwood case measures 11" L x 5.5" W x 3" H and has wear to the finish commensurate with age and use.
Offered is a hard to find painted cast iron meat and juice press from the late 19th century.
This dual purpose pharmacy tool of the trade measures about 9 inches high and retains much of its original black japanned surface.
Very rare antique cut crystal with a sterling silver cap alcohol holder complete with a sterling chain attached to a sterling silver thermometer case which contains the original thermometer. In excellent condition, the crystal alcohol holder measures 3" long and the sterling thermometer case measures 4.5" long. A very fine and rare addition for the collector! Circa late 19th C.
Offered is a very scarce, 19th century, strength measuring medical device known as a dynamometer that was manufactured by the G. Tiemann Company, New York, the most renown and respected surgical device manufacturers of the 19th century. Sold in the US by a gymnasium apparatus company out of St. Louis, the Fred Medart Company, the device was designed to assess the strength of the chest, back and legs up to a pull capacity of 1400 lbs.
This fabulous early tool of the medical trade sports a visu...
Offered for your consideration is Newton's, circa 1930, veterinary horse medicine, offered
in a fabulously appealing canister featuring outstanding lithography.
Measuring approximately 7 inches tall x 3 inches wide, the canister is constructed of sturdy cardboard sides with an artistically-rendered paper label, while the base and lid are metal.
The condition is generally quite good with wear and staining appropriate to the age and use of the piece. Please view photos for details.
Offered is an interesting quartet of heart specific medicines ranging from the early 1900s to the 1950s.
The 1.5 inch small Atropine 1/200gr. bottle is from the 1950s and in good condition - Price is $8.00.
The 2 inch Atropine 1/100gr bottle is in nice condition. - Price is $10.00.
The cute Nitrostat bottle measures 1.25 inches is priced at $8.00.
.The scarce 2 inch tall Cactina Pillets box and bottle is SOLD.
The 4 inch tall Crateagus Heart remedy bottle with box has been SOLD....
Offered is an absolutely fabulous group of early 1900, Merck & Co., amber glass, dispensing pharmacy bottles. Each bottle measures 5.5 inches tall, sports a ground glass stopper and comes with 2 labels. Many of the bottles have contents and are in undamaged condition. Only the "Pepsin" bottle has condition issues - (a big chip at the back side of the mouth not seen from the front when displayed).
Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire a quality pharmacy collection! S...