A very nice antique curved bistoury scalpel by “Sir Henry a Paris” (mark can be read only partially on the blade), with tortoiseshell handle.
In great shape, I can notice only a chip in the handle (please see pics), lenght open 21 cm.
The maker “Sir Henry” was “Coutelier de la Facultè de Medecine de Paris”, we’ve been able to find a reprint of an old book dedicated to him and his art, dated 1821 (see pic). So he was in activity in the very early 1800’s.
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