A beautiful ear trumpet from the turn of the century made from early celluloid in faux tortoise-shell pattern. It is of the London Dome style with a removable telescopic ear piece which extends and rotates by design.
The earpiece extension has been coloured to mimic the tortoise shell. The early celluloid earpiece is also in the same pattern and it unscrews with a nice tight thread. The ornately carved grill is metal, probably brass but there are no chips or cracks in the blackened finish to confirm this. It is marked “Harrys depose Paris” and comes in its original box. Superb condition.
- From the Phisick collection