Ede's portable chemical laboratory with 14 labelled bottles and 46 labelled boxes of samples, by R.B. Ede, English, 1840-1900
Alchemist's digesting furnace, or anthanot, stoneware, German, 1501-1700
Italian pharmacy vase, 18th century polychrome maiolica made at Castelli, used for lily water
This particular straight stem pessary (illustrated in the top row on the far right) is made out of glass. Stem pessaries are intra-uterine devices.
This instrument was used for making traction on the foetus during childbirth. It is thought to be composed of whalebone and was manufactured by Wood of York.
These items are also referred to as Sea-Tangle tents and are a genus of seaweed. Each �tent� is a cylinder about 5-10 cm long made from the dried stalk of the marine plant Laminaria digitata. They are inserted into the cervical canal when they are dr
A stick of moxibustion herbs wrapped in paper. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion treatment gives heat to a point on the body, which makes qi energy flow smoothly. The herbs can be burned on or close to the skin, or on top of acu
Elaborate posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, cherub and songbird motifs, English
Made from the wood and bark of the trees they pictured, the panel depicts a plant which is important in Japanese culture.
Albarello vase, Italian, from Rome or Deruta, 1641, polychrome maiolica, used for theriaca by the Jesuits