Surgery set in mahogany box made by Gallo, Italy

Surgery set in mahogany box made by Gallo, Italy

Stock Number: 00 401002 A S



49 x 36 x 15 cm


2nd half 18th century

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments



A beautiful Surgery set in a Mahogany box made by instrument maker Gallo, second part 18th Century, Italy. This set was used by and made for a doctor in Italy. On the lid there is a brass plate with inscription: “Strumenti di Chirurgia per amputazione” with a monogram “VOJ”. Although this set is incomplete, it contains some very interesting pieces such as: Several Trepanning instruments, Dental instruments, Obstetric and gynecology instruments(forceps are missing), Very nice tourniquet signed by Gallo, Bullet forceps, A few trocars, Forceps, Bone forceps and an Anthropometer compass. Measurements 49 x 36 x 15 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.