Cystotomy surgery set in mahogany box made by Gallo, Italy

Cystotomy surgery set in mahogany box made by Gallo, Italy

Stock Number: 00 401002 B S

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Dimensions

49 x 36 x 15 cm

Circa

2nd half 18th century

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

 

An astonishing cystotomy surgery set. This set is made by Gallo, an Italian instrument maker, made in the second part of the 18th century. This set might be one of the most rare and special sets we have (had) in the shop even though it is incomplete. On the lid of the mahogany wooden box there is a brass plate with inscription: ‘Strumenti di Chirurgia per cistotomia’ with a monogram ‘VOJ’. This box contains some pretty nice pieces such as: several sounders, a hammer, catheters, scalpels, lithorites, six Gorget knifes(three of them have an ebony handle), Hinged Gorget, several Blader Stone forceps and stone scopes. Measurements of the box are 49 x 36 x 15 cm.

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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.