“Le Rétracteur de Percy”, 18th C

“Le Rétracteur de Percy”, 18th C

Stock Number: 390228 i

€ 890,-


Diameter 17,5 m


late 18th C

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments, Therapeutic & Functional Aids


A “rétracteur de Percy”, 18th century. This steel medical instrument used during amputation to preserve the meat in order to maintain to make a pretty blunt. A similar instrument is on display at the Museum of the history Medicine in Paris. 17.5 cm diameter.

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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.