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 piece dates to the late 18th or early 19th century. In excellent condition throughout as are the matching tortoise shell lancets one of which is signed Millikin London.
- From the Phisick collection