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Carpet Bag (image 5) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017

Carpet Bag (image 5) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017

A very rare apothecary “Searce” literally a sieve through which powder would be strained prior to making into a tablet paste or other formulation. The top semicircular bowl has a metal perforated sheet in its central lower section which allows the sieved contents to pass through into the base which is hollow and can be accessed by unscrewing the top. This lovely piece dates to the mid 18th century. ~Phisick Medical Antiques

A collection of antique medical, surgical and dental instruments. Photographs and articles illuminate a history of medicine for doctors, historians or collectors.

Carpet Bag (image 3) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017

Carpet Bag (image 3) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017

Professional Victorian mourners.

Now there's a job.Victorian Professional Mourners, From about 1600 to funeral mutes were professional mourners. Symbolic protectors of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church.

Carpet Bag (image 4) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017

Carpet Bag (image 4) | Germany; Berlin | 1860s | wool, cotton | Kerry Taylor Auctions | February 27, 2017