The William (Billy) Jamieson Collection Live Auction of Decorative Arts

April 29, 2014

LOT 71
Case Framed Dental Collage Sign,  19th century
  • Case Framed Dental Collage Sign,  19th century

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Case Framed Dental Collage Sign, 19th century

the albumen print of ‘ Mr. F. Roper, F.I.D.S., Les Dentes Extrahit’ in top hat and tails adorned with human teeth, on green velvet mat decorated with human and animal teeth and small bones, in shadow box frame
30.5" x 22" — 77.5 x 55.9 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $6,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Itinerant surgeon/dentist ‘tooth pullers’ were sideshow attractions at 19th century carnivals and fairs. Mr. Roper was likely such an attraction.

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts
Decorations