These teeth are a set from the Archbishop of Narbonne, Arthur Richard Dillon, whose death was in 1806. The teeth were discovered in their original condition (see the link below) during construction of the Chunnel’s new Rail Terminus. The teeth were set to go on display at the British Museum, but curators decided that they were far too disgusting, and were terribly worried that displaying them as-is would sicken museum patrons and visitors. After many unproductive meetings, British Museum officials and board members decided they would coat the disgusting teeth in gold filigree and hire a local artist to create an ornate design. A proclamation was sent out among the British Isles to find the best artist for the job. Finally, Mr. Edward M. Winkleberger was chosen. After many evenings of hard work, Mr. Winkleberger created the masterpiece that we see today.