A fine 19th century surgical leather wallet containing a fleam, folding lockable knife and needle, artery forceps, curved scissors, curette, trocar, director, blunt needle, thermometer, caustic stick holder, toothed forceps and two plain forceps.
The fleam is in excellent condition and the sheath is beautifully carved. The bowl of the thermometer has broken. The ten main instruments are original to the set and are engraved Gasselin, excepting the scissors, blunt needle and plain forceps. The wallet is in fine condition noting that one protective flap has been stitched and the other three have age consistent wear. It is marked in gold embossed letters Gasselin, 4 Bd St Martin, Paris.