A 19th Century Dentists Phantom
These slightly macabre heads were used as teaching aids for aspiring dentists, real teeth are mounted in paste to the phosphor bronze adjustable jaw, then that was attached to the mahogany head block with a nickel plated adjustable mount behind.
The bronze jaw has a central lug with an attachment for a lock as i imagine procuring the teeth may have been expensive.
The head and jaw can be set in any position to practice the dental art upon.
English, late 19th century.
The wrought iron horseshoe base plate is newly made by our very own blacksmith, Nev Morris.
H:50 W:21 D:25 CM
H:19.7 W:8.3 D:9.8 INCHES