medical inhalation pot

i am pleased to offer this infusion/inhalation pot made in london between 1828 and 1835.  it is marked inside "j&s maw london".  my research indicates that john and solomon were brothers in the medical appliance supply business.  the pot was meant to contain an aromatic medicine that would produce vapors meant to be inhaled by lung patients through a tube connected to the center of the lid.  these tubes were fragile and rarely survived to this day.  they were probably disposed of after the patient was finished with the treatment.  the pot has a threaded screw on the lid that is fitted with an ingenius ball check vent.  the unit stands 5 3/4" tall and is in very good condition.

item #8-841

price $225

(p 464)