An elegant 17th century Italian dental forceps in animal shape

An elegant 17th century Italian dental forceps in animal shape

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Dimensions

15,3 cm lenght

Circa

17th century

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Surgical instruments, Other Medical Antiques

Description

An elegant 17th century Italian dental forceps in animal shape
 
A very elegant example of early dental forceps with animal figurative engravings on the jaws.
If this shape of Italian forceps is classic, this one example is especially elegant with the engraving of two eyes and of teeth of each face of the forceps.
Furthermore, the large iron joint is also engraved with flowers and geometrical designs on each face.
The forceps is ended but two small turned brass buttons.
 
For original engravings extracted from 16th century books and classic description see Bennion, pages 50/51 (and the last one picture).
 
Despite some low marks of rust, an extremely elegant, decorative and fine example of this early dental forceps (sometimes also describes as an Italian nutcrackers, see : http://phisick.com/item/17th-century-italian-dental-forceps/)   Total lenght : 15,3 cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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