19th Century Cased ‘Bezoar’ Curiosity

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  • £1,795.00
  • €2,052 Euro
  • $2,287 US Dollar

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19th Century Cased ‘Bezoar’ Curiosity

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
A rather wonderful 19th century Bezoar housed in a thick glass domed lens, with turned ebonised base. A elderly hand written museum label is still visible.
A Bezoar is a hard stone gradually formed from an indigestible object which has become trapped inn the gastrointestinal
Bezoars had value because they were believed to have the power of a universal antidote against any poison. Tradition held that a drinking glass which contained a bezoar would neutralize any poison poured into it. The word "bezoar" comes from the Persian pād-zahr , which literally means "antidote." Used by the noble and wealthy from the 18th century
8.5cm in diameter

6cm in height

Period: 

19th Century

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