Upper and lower denture contained in porcelain holder, c 1780-1820.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Upper and lower denture contained in porcelain holder, c 1780-1820.

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Description

Upper denture and lower denture set made of hippopotamus ivory and contained within an elaborate porcelain holder. It is posible that the holder was made by Benjamin Ruspini for the Prince of Wales, as indicated by the crest of three white feathers shown.
 

Image Ref.

10285043
 

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