Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Superb 1864-1886 George Tiemann 29pc Surgeon's Urologic Set W/Rosewood Box
Regular price $6,000.00
Presented is a wonderful surgical set by George Tiemann & Co. This set dates to around 1864-1886, based on the address of the company as it appears on the inside of the box. The set includes 29 pieces, not including the needles. The case is quite sturdy, made from beautiful rich rosewood, with a brass plaque in the lid, which has not been engraved. The interior is lined in red velvet. The handles of the tools are made from rich dark wood, probably ebony. This set came to us from a local family, from a woman whose grandfather and great grandfather were both surgeons, this is absolutely an authentic set. Given the date range, it's entirely possible that this is a Civil War era set, used by a Union surgeon. Whatever the case may be, this is a great old surgical set, and would be an exceptional addition to any collector of medical antiques. This set is in great overall condition. We do not have all the pieces, as there are some empty slots in the box, but the majority of the tools are present and all are original. The pieces are clean and in good shape, and the blades are sharp. The exterior of the case has some wear, as you would expect, but nothing significant or effecting the structural integrity of the box. We have been told by a kind ebay member that "The absence of a tourniquet and the presence of multiple urologic instruments suggest this is a urologic set." Thank you!
The case measures 14 1/2 by 6 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches (LxWxH).