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Dutch Apothecary Figure

Kenny Ball Antiques

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Dutch Apothecary Figure
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Product Information

Era:

Antique; 19th century

Condition:

Very Good; wear

Country of Origin:

Netherlands

Materials:

wood

Size:

11" W x 19" H

Color/Finish:

wood

Why We Love This

Called a gaper in Dutch (which translates to "yawners" in English), this was a symbol for pharmacies in the Netherlands that dates back to the 16th century. The figure depicts a person with an open mouth and a pill on the tongue.
As described by Kenny Ball Antiques

Why We Love This

Called a gaper in Dutch (which translates to "yawners" in English), this was a symbol for pharmacies in the Netherlands that dates back to the 16th century. The figure depicts a person with an open mouth and a pill on the tongue.

About Kenny Ball Antiques

Kenny Ball Antiques and Design has been in the business for almost thirty years. We are a nationally known company with a small town approach to business, and specialize in 18th and 19th-century European antiques.