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“I was an active collector of old bottles in my youth and from there my knowledge grew from wheeling and dealing at all of Londons Antique markets like Bermondsey, Camden Lock, Covent Garden and Portobello Road.

Today, I have an eclectic knowledge of many antique collectable fields. This has helped me to form a wide range of private collections in the last 35 years or so.”

Laurence Cooper, the Purveyor

Latest find

Henry Aitken Porcelain Pessary York

Henry Aitken Porcelain Pessary York

£225

Aitkens improved porcelain pessary was a vaginal aid used in helping incontinent woman but also to aid pelvic organ prolapse. An abdominal belt with straps were attached front and back so as to exert upwards pressure on the device. An air hole runs through the centre to alleviate pressure from noxious gases! A piece of Victorian quackery which may have actually worked.  Length 4 inches, C1870,s

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