Surgical instrument case, English, 1650-1700.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Surgical instrument case, English, 1650-1700.

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Description

The case is made of silver mounted shagreen (fish skin), bearing the arms of the Barber Surgeons' Company. The instruments contained within the case consist of scisors, a tongue depresor, forceps, probes, and lancets.
 

Image Ref.

10289219
 

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