A finely carved tortoise shell lancet case of Chinese origin containing two steel and tortoise shell thumb lancets.
The scene on the ornately carved case shows various figures on a backdrop of a straw hut with rich foliage and a staircase winding down to the waters edge, where other figures are sitting. The cartouche is engraved ‘JH’. This lovely piece dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. In excellent condition throughout as are the two matching tortoise shell lancets one of which is signed Millikin London.