A fine 19th C ivory and silver trocar. The top of this delicately carved piece unscrews to reveal a silver cannula sheath which is inserted over the central needle.
The ivory body of the trocar is marked with the number “2”. The ivory is in excellent condition throughout with no cracks or marks (A similar instrument can be seen on page 178 of Elisabeth Bennion’s Antique Medical Instruments). These instrusments were used to drain hydroceles
- From the Phisick collection