19th C, Italian Original wooden Prosthetic Leg

S/N:1676

  • £1,061
  • €1,240 Euro
  • $1,452 US Dollar

Belgium

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19th C, Italian Original wooden Prosthetic Leg

COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM
This prosthetic leg was manufactured in Italy in 1917 and is made of wood and leather. Around 1900, the pioneers of prosthetic design had begun the idea of specialized artificial limbs. For the first time, artificial limbs were being mass-produced in response to the enormous number of casualties in World War One. The socket of this prosthetic attached to the residual limb using atmospheric pressure, and leather was used to adjust to a patient's residual limb comfortably.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 76cm (29.92in)
  • W: 15cm (5.91in)
  • D: 25cm (9.84in)

Period: 

1917

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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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