A large and exceptionally rare anatomical heart model by T Gerrard and Co ltd, coming on its original wooden stand and with its ivorine maker’s label.
The heart is pinned together, the front portion being removable to reveal the chambers and inner workings.
We believe this is an early example made in composite or hard rubber. It likely dates to the early to mid 20th century, 30s-50s, though possibly earlier and definitely prior to the 1970s.
Research indicates that T Gerrard & Co Ltd, Pentonville Road, preparators, technicians and modellers of London were involved, amongst other things, in biology, osteology and entomology. They moved to Preston, Angmering, Sussex as Gerrard & Haig Ltd in the 1970's. Later they were aquired by Griffin & George, before that firm was itself taken over by Fisons Scientific.
An exceptional piece for any collection. The perfect romantic gift for yourself or your loved one.
Overall height 23.5cm
heart itself approximately 16cm x 10cm
Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note that there is flaking to the paint which has been matched in on the stand in black at some point in the past.