SOLD – A Victorian silver and tortoiseshell set: fleams / nécessaire – Mayer & Meltzer

SOLD – A Victorian silver and tortoiseshell set: fleams / nécessaire – Mayer & Meltzer




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UK and Ireland

Categories: Surgical instruments, Other Medical Antiques


SOLD – Mid / late Victorian set of fleams in a silver case all signed ‘Mayer & Meltzer’.

All four fleams have tortoise shell bodies ( no cracks or chips). Two of the blades have light rusting / pitting – nothing serious. The blades are intact and damage free.

The silver case measures 6.5 cms long and the lid has a push button release. No dents or damage. It has the original owners name engraved to the front, ‘Dr W. Case. 26 Westbourne Rd. W’.

1864 – Jos. Mayer, 51 Great Portland Street, London;

1869 – Mayer-Meltzer, 59 Great Portland Street; 1874 – Mayer-Meltzer, 71 Great Portland Street; 1886 – Joseph Meltzer dies


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GB Scientific Inspirations

Scientific Inspirations

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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