Seller: diggerdaveb (25,994) 100%, Location: Hillsboro, Illinois, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202610780267 This is a scarce original hand blown glass leech jar from the early 1800s which was for holding leeches used in medical treatment and blood letting. The fishbowl shaped jar is free blown by a glass blower.....sharp pontil scar on bottom......rolled in wide flared collar.....clear flint glass.....3 1/2"tall x 3 3/8"across rim.....Excellent condition with no chips or damage. A nice clean jar with only some normal old wear. I guarantee this leech jar is authentic and over 160 years old. In the 1700s and early 1800s it was widely believed that leeches could be used to suck out the bad blood from a sick or diseased person. Doctors used leech jars such as this to hold the leeches while applying them to the sick patient. After the leeches had swollen with blood the doctor would remove them and return them to this jar. THIS IS A FIXED PRICE JAR FOR SALE IN MY STORE. FREE POSTAGE with insurance & tracking IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THE U.S.A. ......INTERNATIONAL BUYERS....SHIPPING IS NOT FREE. Only part of the shipping is included in the price. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON WHICH COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN. Please contact me first BEFORE you buy to get a shipping price quote. No sales under $30 outside the U.S. unless you contact me first. I WILL NOT SHIP YOUR ITEM UNTIL FULL SHIPPING CHARGE IS PAID. Shipping charge is NOT fully included in the price if you live anywhere outside the United States. Always a full money back guarantee(minus the return postage) if you are not happy with any of my items. We are always willing to combine multiple items in one box to save you some money on combined postage. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We are happy to accept most forms of payment including paypal. Thank you for your business....your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler WE HAVE THE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ANTIQUE BOTTLES ON EBAY WITH FRESH LISTINGS NEARLY EVERY DAY. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families. Condition: Used, Condition: EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO CHIPS OR DAMAGE.