Early Amputation / post mortum set by D. Gennari Milano

Early Amputation / post mortum set by D. Gennari Milano

Stock Number: 420310 C



49 x 24 x 10 cm


first half 1800's


Gennari, Milano

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


An Early post mortum set by “D. Gennari Milano” with a label of “Cassa per Sessione” on the lid of the box what could be also used as an amputation set. There is a literature with image of amputation made with hammer and Chisel. Gennairi was a surgical instrument maker active in Milan in the first half of the 1800’s. The hammer. scissors and 5 scalpels instruments are signed by “Gennari – Dottori – Milan0”, one Scalpel is signed by “Vernetti Milano” and the amputation saw, with ebony handle, has the letters “…..occo / …. Turin” in an Oval Circle where I have not yet traced the name. The large chisel, with a horn handle, and the amputation pincers are unsigned  There are 2 missing forceps.   Measurements 49 x 24 x 10 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.