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Size : 30.5 cm high
12 ins high
Similar Walter Potter material for sale and or always wanted for stock
Ex Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Cornwall, UK
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His Kunstkammer was meant to stun, more than to order or systematize. Perhaps his weirdest and most gruesome display was his collection of human teeth all personally pilled by him, as he fancied himself a dentist. He would often demand this sacrifice of a member of the court or even of a stranger passing by.
His collection of exquisitely preserved babies may now represent an alien aesthetic, but in the 18th century death was a persistent guest at the party, and a companion of all ages and classes, and thus to understand death and disfiguration and distance yourself from it, objects such as these were made into art forms. These objects both disturb and instruct.
|Height||30.50 cm||(12.01 inches)|