A set of three out of four cauteries by Collin with and ebony handle in a box. The cauteries are signed ‘Collin & Cie’. The wooden box is lined with red fabric. The box has two clips with which the top and bottom can be secured, and are signed ‘Renard a Paris’
Box dimensions 32,5 x 14 x 4,5 cm
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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.