small 19th century post mortem set in case by Stevens, c 1820

small 19th century post mortem set in case by Stevens, c 1820

£395

Circa

1820

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

Mid 19th century portable post mortem kit, quite nice, most of the blades signed, ‘Stevens’. The large, chequered ebony handle is free of cracks / chips; it can accomodate the bone saw, the two blades and the bone chisel. The ebony handles to the scalpels are also very clean and damage free. All the blades are very nice condition with areas ‘darkened’ but no rust or pitting.

The set seems complete apart from a pair of scissors to the inside lid. There are two large needles in a container and a silver blood scoop? which is signed ‘Mayer & Meltzer’ (may be a later addition but fits very nicely within the lid.

Contained in a plush lined mahogany case (9.5″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″ approx) with  brass bound corners; with lock but no key. The case is free of any cracks or splits.

J Stevens, 159 Gower street, London. He became Stevens and Pratt later on based in London around 1830

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I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.

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