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Lancet Set

 Artifact — item: TC1986-028
Identifier: 1986-28

Content Description

Elaborately detailed lancet set with four blades. Tall, bronze case is fitted with a hinged latch and the entire surface is intricately engraved with botanical patterns -- grapes, leaves, and flower blossoms. Hatch opens to reveal four slots for lancet blades. Blades are sized to slightly decrement from one to the other. Each blade has a thin tortoise shell guard, to which the lancet blade is attached by a small metal pin which enables the blade to be folded out of the guard. Blade and guard pieces can rotate freely around the pin.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Between 1840 and 1860



0.001 Cubic Feet (Dimensions: 1.4cm x 6.8cm x 2.2cm)