Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Dental burnisher with a mineral head, France, 1780-1820
1 of 1

Dental burnisher with a mineral head, France, 1780-1820, result 1 of 1

Item Details
Open Artstor
Available to everyone
Title
Dental burnisher with a mineral head, France, 1780-1820
Description
Dental burnishers were used to polish and smooth out any sharp edges during work to restore teeth. This ornate example is made from silver and gold and has moulded decoration on the ends and middle of the stem. The mineral heads are different shapes and are made of bloodstone and agate. These dental burnishers were reputedly made for a Dr Lyons, who may have been the dentist to the Swedish Royal Family, though no record confirming this has been traced. However, the expensive materials that the burnisher is made from reflect wealthy and important patients who would expect quality instruments. The burnisher may have been made in France. It is shown here with other dental burnishers. maker: Unknown maker Place made: France
ID Number
Source
Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
L0058117.jpg
SSID
24781804

Now viewing Dental burnisher with a mineral head, France, 1780-1820