Upper denture, England, 1780-1870

Made:
1780-1870 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Full upper denture, ivory, English, 1780-1870. Top three quarter view. Dark reflective perspex background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Underside of full upper denture, ivory, English, 1780-1870. Top three quarter view, dark perspex background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Full upper denture, ivory, English, 1780-1870, Front view. Dark reflective perspex background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Full upper denture, ivory, English, 1780-1870

Dentures of this period were made from a small range of materials, including ivory. This example was carved from ivory and would have been expensive. Ivory was difficult to clean and over time began to deteriorate and smell quite unpleasant.

Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
A622096
type:
denture
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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