Instrument case, England, 1650-1700

Made:
1650-1700 in England

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Silver mounted shagreen instrument case with initials ZC and arms of Barber-Surgeons' Company, probably English, 1650-1700

Covered with shagreen (stained fish skin) and decorated with engraved silver, this instrument case bears the coat of arms of Barber-Surgeons' Company. The Barber-Surgeons’ Company was formed in 1540 and the coat of arms was granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1569. It shows the cross of St George with a lion with three fleams, which were tools used in bloodletting. The initials of the owner, “F Z”, are also on the case.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A608303
Materials:
complete, fishskin, leather, silver and wood
Measurements:
overall (case closed): 52 mm x 190 mm x 61 mm, 0.178 kg
type:
instrument case
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • instrument component