Wet cupping set by Charrière, Circa 1850

Wet cupping set by Charrière, Circa 1850

Stock Number: 00 400507 A S



32, x 21 x 9,5 cm


C 1850

Country of manufacture


Categories: Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Medicine, Surgical instruments



A wet cupping set by Charrière in a mahogany box. Charrière  was one of the foremost European instrument makers in the 19th Century, situated in Paris. The original trade label describes Charrière, at 7 bis rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, as designated “Maker to the Civil and Military Hospitals.” The set contains 8-bladed scarificator with lacquered brass body, syringe, two round and two oval blown glass bleeding cups each with syringe fitting and stopcock, and flexible cloth-bound extension hose mounting between syringe and cup. The cups have different sizes and shapes. Measurements 32, x 21 x 9,5 cm.

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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.