Auction 13.12.2001

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 13.12.2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Franz Joseph Gall

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Franz Joseph Gall , -- 12¾in. (32.5cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Rolland

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Rolland , -- 13in. (33cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Pierre-François Lacenaire

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Pierre-François Lacenaire , -- 12½in. (32cm.) See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Eustache

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Eustache , -- 12¼in. (31cm.) long See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed James Cardinal

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed James Cardinal , the skull greatly enlarged, with an inscription on the base at the back A.49. James Cardinal. born at. Coggeshal Essex. 27 years ol. London Pubd. April .. 1828. BX. J Devill -- 13¼in. (33.5cm.) high, 35¾in. (91cm.) diameter of cranium See Colour

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust of inscribed Idiot D'Amsterdam

A plaster phrenology bust of inscribed Idiot D'Amsterdam , -- 10 1/8in. (25.5cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Boutillier

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Boutillier , -- 24¾in. (62.8cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Talleyrand

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Talleyrand , -- 13in. (33cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Idiot de Charenton

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Idiot de Charenton , -- 11¾in. (30cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed L'Antanque

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed L'Antanque, -- 13in. (33cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Granier

A plaster phrenology bust inscribed Granier , -- 12½in. (32cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster phrenology bust

A plaster phrenology bust, unsigned -- 13 3/8in. (34cm.) high ; and a replica of a child's skull in plaster ( lower jaw missing ) mounted on a base -- 9in. (23cm.) high See Colour Illustration (2

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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Three plaster heads

Three plaster heads, hollow, without base or inscription -- 8in. (20.5cm.), 9in. (23.5cm.), 9¾in. (25cm.) high See Colour Illustration (3

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A late 19th-Century french plaster relief of a male anatomical figure

A late 19th-Century french plaster relief of a male anatomical figure, signed J Debue , showing muscle structure,his modesty protected with a fig leaf, with ANATOMIE ELEMENTAIRE in raised lettering at the upper right corner and indistinctly stamped at the lower right -- 36¾in. (93.3cm.) high See

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A model of the human ear

A model of the human ear, in wood with a detachable parts revealing the inner ear, numbered and lettered, mounted on wooden plinth -- 15in. (38.1cm.) long See Illustration

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster instructional anatomical model of the female human torso

A plaster instructional anatomical model of the female human torso, unsigned , with applied numbered labels, constructed of 10 components including the heart which opens to reveal the internal stucture -- 28in. (71cm.) high See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A plaster model of the brain

A plaster model of the brain, showing the undulatations of the brain's surface and detaching into six parts to reveal the internal details -- 6 5/8in. (16.8cm.) long ; and a model of the human heart, in removable sections -- 9in. (23cm.) high See Colour Illustration (part lot) (2

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A collection of anatomical plates

A collection of anatomical plates, by Lith. de Engelmann , Lith. de Bregeaut & Co. , Lith. de C. de Last illustrating in fine and minute detail the bones, muscles, nerves and organs of the human body, each -- 13½in. x 20in. (34.5cm. x 51cm.) ( A lot ) See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A collection of prints with a medical theme

A collection of prints with a medical theme, including: a print published by R. Wilkinson , 1801 (a black and white) print depicting a meeting of medical men, inscribed at the base, To the President, Fellows and Corresponding Members of the Medical Society of London, This Print of its principal

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A most unusual 19th-Century French medical battery apparatus

A most unusual 19th-Century French medical battery apparatus, inscribed Pile Médicale à courant continu [medical battery with continuous current] A. Gaiffe G. Gaiffe fils succ r 40 Rue St André des Arts Paris comprising a wooden board with numerous numbered brass contacts fixed to the upper side

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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Early 20th-Century French dry cupping set

Early 20th-Century French dry cupping set, four original La Ventouse boxes, three each with six vacuum cups -- 2¼in. (5.6cm.) diameter , each box -- 7½in. (19cm.) long , the fourth box with a further ten vacuum cups, two pumps and instructions on the inside lid, the box -- 12¼.in. (31cm.) long ; and

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A Portain's aspirator set

A Portain's aspirator set, by Mariaud, Paris , in plush-lined leather-covered case -- 10 5/8in. (27cm.) wide ; a gilt-metal and steel adjustable probe with articulated blade engraved Filière Charrière, Collin, in case -- 12¾in. (32.5cm.) long ; a drum-shaped scarificator; a pulverisateur ; and three

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A MacKenzie-Lewis polygraph

A MacKenzie-Lewis polygraph, made by The Cambridge and Paul Instrument Co. Ltd, England , number 3776, with driving clock, glycerine pelotte, aluminium caps, pens, paper and ink jar ( rubber diaphragms missing ), contained in the original wooden case with instructions for use on the inside of the

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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An early 20th-Century telescopic ear-trumpet

An early 20th-Century telescopic ear-trumpet, and another -- 14¾in. (37.5cm.) long two turned wooden monoaural stethoscopes, one dismantling for travel; two nickel-plated monoaural stethoscopes, dismantling for travel See Colour Illustration (6

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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Two mid 19th-Century telescopi brass ear trumpets

Two mid 19th-Century telescopi brass ear trumpets, a variation of the double-coned type ear trumpet, the larger with three rabbits stamped on the base -- 19in. (48.2cm) long (extended) , smaller 18in. (45.7cm.) long (extended) ; telescopic pewter ear-trumpet, collapsiable -- 13¾in. (35cm.) long

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A fine early 19th-Century pocket telescopic ear trumpet

A fine early 19th-Century pocket telescopic ear trumpet, unsigned , in zinc plated tin with an ivory earpiece, contained in a green plush-lined fishskin case; the ear trumpet -- 4½in. (12cm.) long See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A wicker and wood ear trumpet

A wicker and wood ear trumpet, -- 19in. (48.4cm.) long See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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Five copper intra-uterine devices (IUD)

Five copper intra-uterine devices (IUD), commonly known as coils, in own boxes -- 2¾in. (7cm.) long See Colour Illustration (5

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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An [?]18th-Century sheep-gut condom

An [?]18th-Century sheep-gut condom, decorated with an illustration of a fraught sexual encounter, with ribbon ties; contained in picture frame -- 8¼in. (21cm.) long See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 13 Dec 2001

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A bone syringe

A bone syringe, 5¼in. (13.5cm.) long See Colour Illustration

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 2001