Having purchased the occasional shark tooth in my travels I guess I can understand why a tooth might be a collectible. But actually having a human tooth about FREAKS ME OUT!
Dentistry being what it is, most of us don't associate a pulled tooth with anything but pain. A tooth from Napoleon's time must have had to hurt a great deal to get a person to agree to have it pulled. Just thinking about it gives me a phantom tooth ache. But dentists were around and I am sure they were quite busy given the lack of good food and clean water.
Josephine's teeth were very bad. Some say partially black, which is why she always smiled with her lips firmly closed. But that's a whole other topic.
Apparently, this is Napoleon's tooth.
Look at the beautiful frame. But where would you display such an object? And why?
"Bonjour, welcome to my home. Would you like some lunch? Oh by the way, have a look at Napoleon's tooth."