Important update 2/1/2021
There has been an interest expressed by several parties to purchase my collection in it’s entirety.
So as to not delete the value of the collection by the sale of the more rare and desirable pieces, I have made the decision to stop individual sales at this time.
As all of you who are serious collectors know , quality medical and surgical antiquities are becoming more and more difficult to find . This collection in it’s entirety would certainly be a splendid addition to any existing collection or a wonderful starting point for one that has the ambition and desire to start a new but important hobby .
I am continuing, as time permits , to upload my items on to the site . There are much more to come .
Once, the upload is complete , I will entertain offers from individuals interested in purchasing the entire collection. If no sale is made, then other options such as an auction house or returning to individual sales will be entertained.
I appreciate the interest and positive comments that I have received regarding my collection and the website. I hope that all of you will stay tuned in as it grows.
I will continue to work with those that wish to sell their items individually on the site.
Your comments, questions, and feedback are always welcome.
The study of early surgical procedures and those instruments used to perform them is fascinating: both from the perspective of how they formed the basis of today’s surgical treatment as well as the master craftsmanship that went into the fabrication of the instruments themselves.
Early surgical instrumentation, prior to the era of sterilization, was developed out of an observed necessity to cure disease, injury and other maladies.
They were created to be not only functional, but also beautiful, using materials such as ebony, pearl, ivory, tortoiseshell and sterling silver. There was strong competition among the makers to create the most functional as well as the most beautiful instruments possible.
It is an appreciation of this surgical era that led me to begin collecting such instruments many years ago.
What you view on this site is the result of nearly 50 years of collecting. I’ve created this site to exhibit my collection as well as to liquidate it. The time has come to pass my beloved collection onto others with a similar interest.
To those that appreciate the instruments for their function and their eloquent craftsmanship; but also the mindset of the early practitioner that held and used these instruments.
Boxed Surgical Set by Charriere of Paris
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