18th century Neuro surgical set.

18th century Neuro surgical set.

Stock Number: 00 420927 a S



32 x 28 x 7 cm


18th C

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


Italian probably Bréscia  18th century, Neuro surgical set. This set is contained in its original (32 x 28 x 7 cm) fitted wood case  and lined in green velvet and chamois leather lid, the case with brass hinges and two brass hooks. Present is a complete trepanation set of polished steel tools with turned Ivory handles. Two different trepanning drills included three cutting trephines of different diameters, each with central pin; two head perforator; foliate drill; elevator raspatory; four lenticulars with ivory handle; tripod supporting articulated elevator raspatory; two lenticulars; double supporting articulated elevator with ivory handle; and an Ivory brush. All is original to the set.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.