A very early fine medical/opthamological bone syringe, early 18th century

A very early fine medical/opthamological bone syringe, early 18th century



early 18th century

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Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments, Other Medical Antiques


A finely turned medical, piston-action, bone syringe, certainly used for ears.

The syringe measures between 16 to 23 cm elongated.

The long nose, without cracks or restoration, is unusual. If normally the first syringe was made for ear, this, tiny with long nose, was for eye and ophtalmological uses.

The condition is genuine and the shape of the long tube is slightly conic.

Despite a small lack of bone at the tome of the tube (visible on the last picture), a superb and early medical syringe. Very rare of this form and in this condition.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, 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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