Three pairs of 18ct gold mounted false teeth, late 19th century,
Lot 90
Three pairs of 18ct gold mounted false teeth, late 19th century,
Sold for £200 (US$ 337) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three pairs of 18ct gold mounted false teeth,
late 19th century,
one lower plate, the other two upper plate including one with full gold palette plate, using natural teeth and red volcanite infil material, total weight of all three 1.33ozs.

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    Antique Medical Instruments, E. Bennion, pp.249-250.

    It was not uncommon for tooth pullers to tour the battlefields of Waterloo after the war in search of suitable materials to use. These 19th century teeth use real tooth material, which may have been part of earlier stock, reused once the wearer passed on.
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