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Small old crack to the Bezoar Stone
Late 18th Century – Early 19th Century
Size: 21cm high, 11.5cm dia. - 8¼ ins high, 4½ ins dia.
Bezoar: 8.5cm dia - 3¼ ins dia (max)
Ex Private collection of a deceased London Chemist
Thence by descent
Bezoar stones were regarded as a universal antidote to poison. The term was originally applied to the concretions that formed in the stomachs of Central Asian goats and is derived from the ancient Persian word for antidote, ‘bad-sahr’.