Lot 3 (Silver & Objects of Vertu, 24th August 2020)
A George IV Scottish sterling silver lancet case, Edinburgh circa 1825 by Adam Elder (died 7th May 1829)
Of tapering oval cross section with moulded rim, the hinged lid with push button release, the interior with four slots. The top of lid with engraved initials TAD in flourished cursive script. Marked underneath with standard mark, makers mark and duty mark only.
Length – 6.5 cm / 2.5 inches
Weight – 18 grams / 0.58 ozt
Phlebotomy or ‘blood-letting’ was practiced for centuries, for a selection of similar lancet cases see, Eric Delieb ‘Silver Boxes’ 1968 pp 39.
Sold for £150
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