Rare large wrought iron amputation saw signed by Charriere, circa 1830

Rare large wrought iron amputation saw signed by Charriere, circa 1830

700 euros



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Category: Surgical instruments


A rare example signed by Charriere of an example of the classic large French amputation saw.

The saw is a classic French/Perret form with the famous and pratical octogonal handle, introduced at the befinning of 18th century.

The Charriere signature bears his early hallmark of culter.

To amplify the resistance of the saw and the strenght of the surgeon, the middle of the frame is a little bit thick than the other parts.

The ebony handle is in fine condition without crack, the strong thin blade is original and the screw works well. Note that the small button on the handle seems to be an antique addition.

The entire saw measures 48,5 cm ; the handle 13 cm ; and the blade 29 cm.

Rare large amputation by Charriere, and an early instrument in the Charrière production.

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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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