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Early 19th Century 1838 Scottish Miniature Turned Wood Vase Carved From Ancient 16th Century Trysting Tree
A box from the 1890s containing equipment to kill a vampire. Belief in the existence of vampires persisted throughout the 19th century and the study of vampirism increased in popularity after the publication of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’ in 1897. This kit contains various items to slay the undead including: a rosary, crucifix, pistol, silver bullet mold, a hammer and 4 stakes, a copy of the Bible, three glass bottles containing holy water, consecrated earth and garlic paste
Victorian vampire-slaying kit up for auction contains a 1851 prayer book & vampire-slaying equipment. The 19th Century box contains a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, holy water, holy earth & garlic. It was left to a Yorkshire woman in her uncle's will. Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire will auction it. It holds a handwritten quote from Luke 19:27. "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."