Electrogalvanic amulet

Made:
1870-1930 in France
Galvanic necklace, eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, French, 1880-1920 Inscribed 'Collier Galvaner Electrique de

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Galvanic necklace, eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, French, 1880-1920 Inscribed 'Collier Galvaner Electrique de
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Electrogalvanic amulet, zinc, copper and white metal disc, made by Joseph Raspail, French, 1870-1930, with crescent moon at center and six maple(?) leaves around it, no chain. Inscribed around edge of face 'La mysterieuse pile electrique de sante de Joseph Raspail Brevete S.G.D.G.' and nearer centre 'Son fluide magnetique par excellence'. Also 'ATTRACTION' between horns of moon. On reverse around edge, 'Toujours en contact avec vous je vous preserverai et vous guerirai de toutes vos maladies'; around moon, 'Son fluide dynamique par influence'; and next to moon, 'No. 5'.

Illustrated as the third object from the left with (left to right):A602788 c - Galvanic necklace with eleven charms, by Castella, Paris, France, 1880-1920; A602809 - Galvanic Pulvermacher belt in wood base, belt made by J. L. Pulvermacher, London, English, 1870-1910; A602761 - Electrogalvanic amulet, disc suspended on chain, made by I. Morana, Geneva, Swiss, 1870-1935