Ypelaar slides in decorative case from Spa Belgium
Very unusual collection of bone slides and Ypelaar bone cells of minerals and
shells from area of Spa in Belgium, circa 1780s’.
A charming collection of 78 Ypelaar-type bone cells dry mounted of mainly
minerals and shells with also plants and insects (of which 5 are broken and 28
are now empty).
The collection includes also 10 bone slides of which the specimens are
numbered from 1 to 40 (two case empty), and in a drawer some empty slides
for futur preparations.
The slides are preserved in a charming original box fully covered with a
painting decoration given the geographical provenance of the present set : the
city of Spa in the Prince-Bishom of Liëge (now in the present Belgium), a
state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries.
Measurements box 16 x 11,5 x 7,5 cm.