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Dr. Louis Auzoux Full Body Medical Teaching Model

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
549
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Dr. Louis Auzoux Full Body Medical Teaching Model, France, c. 1847, papier-mâché anatomical model of a full figure, designed to be dismantled and reassembled, showing internal anatomy with labeled parts, veins and arteries in blue and red, with original paper-lined dovetailed shipping crate, ht. 34 in.

Provenance: Dutch collector to a private Massachusetts collection.

Note: Dr. Auzoux created these models due to the lack of corpses and/or religious beliefs at the time. His "secret" papier-mache mixture enabled him to create sturdy, solid models for students.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Auzoux Full Body, Anatomy, Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux, Mache, Papier-mâché, Vein, France