This 19th century dental hygienical set by capron contains nine gently decorated instruments which can be screwed to a bone and metal handle. The instruments all are gently decorated with five increasing spherical shapes that merge into a spherical octagon which have a length of 7,3 cm. The case is made of leather and on the inside a purple woven canvas and is signed Instruments de Chirurgie Capron Bté Bt St Germain 10 Paris.
Case dimensions: 10,5 x 8,4 x 2,2 cm.
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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.