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Item #

A3666

1800s Porringer Bleeding Bowl

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V040317

Price $

75

This is a 1800s pewter porringer bowl often used as a bleeding bowl in small size.  It is stamped “STEDE” and hallmarked with a horse head.  By design these single and double handled bowls were used for potage or soups.  The Bennion and Wilbur “Antique Medical Instrument” Books show identical bowls that were also used for bleeding.  It was a quack process of cutting open a vein and bleeding into a bowl to cleanse the body of health ailments.  The larger bowel was prevalent and this small bowl was also used.  This smaller bowl measures 2.5” in diameter, .50” high and 3.75 in lengths to handle.  It is in very good condition and will highlight any collection of antique quack medical instruments.

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