A fine scarificator set by W Smith. The maroon leather box is in excellent condition and has a central silver cartouche reads ‘W H Ackland’. Inside two velvet lined compartments accommodate a 10 blade octagonal brass scarificator and a 4 blade temple scarificator signed W Smith.
The lid is lined with green crushed velvet and the central yellow label reads ” W Smith Surgical Instrument & Trufs Maker. 2 New Street East End of St Thomas’s Street Southwark London. Late of St Saviours Church Yard” which date the set to between 1831 and 1847.
- From the Phisick collection