A delightful pair of miniature silver plated French auricles dating to the 1860s. Most unusual in that they come in two sections which are secured with a small screw and which allow rotation of the ear piece to fit the user.
In fine condition noting mild denaturing of the original rubber ear pieces. A similar set by Rein (although not the same design) are shown in Bennion’s book ‘Antique Hearing Devices’. These hand made trumpets are probably unique. The case is not original.
- From the Phisick collection