Six Surgical Knives with Ebony Handles: various makers and some unsigned.

Six Surgical Knives with Ebony Handles: various makers and some unsigned.

Various

Six Surgical Knives with Ebony Handles: various makers and some unsigned.

Dimensions

Various

Circa

19th Century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

We are offering a selection of 19th-century surgical knives, all with ebony handles. Some are signed and some unsigned. They would useful in filling empty slots in surgical kits.  The largest and earliest, by Dumay, is a remarkable 42.25 cms! The handle is silver mounted. Some staining on blade but no rust or corrosion. $200.00.  According to J.P. Martin (“Instrumentation  Chirurgicale et Coutellerie en France”,2013:110)  Dumay was active in the 1820s. The rest are $100.oo each. If you require more information or images please don’t hesitate to ask. Also have a knife slightly smaller than the smallest in the first image by Dubos with a smooth ebony handle. 

DUMAY KNIFE HAS BEEN SOLD. 

 

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US M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777