French pewter leech carrier, C 1786
A French pewter leech carrier, (Pot Sangsues), probably 1786. The doctors used this carrier by the patient rounds. The lid is perforated so as to allow the leeches to breathe. An Hallmark on the bottom gives: Crown with inside the 86 – two leaves and I-B and below the crown a flower with 6 petals. Date end 18th C. In good condition, diameter 11 cm and 13 cm high.