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Apothecary sign depicting a monkey
Apothecary sign depicting a monkey - Curiosities Style
Ref : 85682
25 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
South of France, Montpellier
Medium :
Walnut
Dimensions :
l. 12.6 inch X H. 52.95 inch X P. 2.36 inch
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Apothecary sign depicting a monkey

ORIGIN: SOUTH OF FRANCE, MONTPELLIER
EPOQUE: EARLY 19th CENTURY

Height : 134.5 cm
Length : 32 cm
Depth : 60 cm

Walnut
Well preserved
Polychrome remnants

Rare and curious walnut jointed sculpture with glass eyes. It is depicted crushing in a marble mortar with a pestle. Interior sign of a Montpellier’s herbalist’s shop called « La Caverne au Singe », Monkey’s Cave, founded in 1820. The monkey was animated thanks to a clever pulley and weight system when someone pushed the door.

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