A nice double plate case of an opthalmological surgery set by Charrière in ivory, steel and silver.
The case in made in mahogany decorated with gilted filet and a brass plate bearing the name of the first owner : “Le Docteur Bourguet”.
It seems it was existed two “Docteur Bourguet”, both were surgeons established in the south of France : one was “chirurgien chef interne de l’hoîtal d’Aix” around 1840 and the second was “chirurgien de l’hospice de Rhodez” also around 1840.
The set preserves a good and original part of its contents : 14 scalpels, curettes, special knives, etc all signed by Charriere and with ivory handle, a complete ophtalmological syinruge in silver with three differen heads, two long and rare forceps with ivory handle, one silver Bowman probe marked 5 and 6, a silver Kelley-Snowden spring specula, a silver Pellier speculum with ivory handle.
Finally, one forceps and one scissor.
All the instrument are signed by Charrière excepted one scissor wich is later and signed by “Godin”.
Even uncomplet, a nice French set of eye surgery by Charrière.
The case measures 21x15x4 cm.
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