Set amputation knives by Charriere, 1855

Set amputation knives by Charriere, 1855

Stock Number: 00 420310 D S



41 x 14 x 4,5 cm.





Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


A boxed set of 10 surgical knives for field operation by Charriere. A label dated 1855 and signed by Charriere is present on the inside of the lid. Even this label lists the knives that were present in the case when it was produced. 2 knives are absent. The set comes from a museum in Milano: “Cassetta di coltelli chirurgici per operazioni sul campo – 1855 – Museo della Pusterla S. Ambrogio” (Box of surgical knives for field operations – 1855 – Pusterla S. Ambrogio Museum).

Measuremens Oak box 41 x 14 x 4,5 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.