European Rapier

  • Dated: circa 1600-1630
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: overall length 108 cm (3-1/2 ft.)

The sword has twisted iron filigree fuse, terminating with braided rings at two ends. The chiseled wrought-iron mount, pommel, multi-hilt guard, knuckle-bow features foliages and animals decoration. The rapier has a pieced, asymmetric iron bi-valve shell and a straight blade with double fuller and inscription remnants.

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Rokkyoku Byōbu screen with six paper panels with painted decoration of two peacocks perched on flowered mound enlivened with pine tree branches against a gilt ground. Black-lacquered frame ornated with chiseled gilt bronze stylized motifs on angles.

Japan, 20th Century

Height of one panel: 172 cm (5-2/3 ft.) - Width of one panel: 62 cm (2 ft.)
Total width: 376 (12-1/3 ft.)

Anatomical figure which can be disassembled by Doctor Auzoux

Paper maché. Mobile abdomen and cranial part concealing organs, all parts of the body captioned by small strips of printed paper.
On a cast iron plinth.
Marked in ink, antomy clastic – doctor Auzoux- 1866

Total height : 132 cm (51.9 in)

Accidents, flaking, losses

Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880 ), a French doctor, confronted with the difficulty of learning the human anatomy, designed an anatomical diagram in pasteboard that could be disassembled. The various organs were molded so that they could be mass produced. He presented his (invention to the Medical Academy in 1822. Thousands of these models were then sold all over the world, during more than one hundred and fifty years, training generations of doctors.