5 Bleeding Instruments in a Wooden Box

Object Name: 
5 Bleeding Instruments in a Wooden Box

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Object Name: 
5 Bleeding Instruments in a Wooden Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.2.2
Dimensions: 
f) Box H: 4.3 cm, W: 55.7 cm, D: 35.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1810-1830
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut. (a-c) Cylindrical forms, rounded at the base, with polished pontil marks; folded rims; with three cream-colored chamois leather sleeves; (c) has wool stuffed inside; (c) fits inside (a). (d) Rectangular cut bottle, the shoulders faceted; short neck with wide flared flat rim, with polygonal cut edge; flat base with polished pontil mark; small stopper with cut, flat, oval finial; tapered, ground shank; chamois leather sleeve. (e) Scarifier; brass; square, with canted corners, molded base; impressed "WEISS / LONDON" on one side; knurled knob on top raises and lowers base to expose twelve curved blades at greater or lesser depth; curved steel cocking handle on top; two steel screws on top; steel screws on sides; brass button knob on side, to release the spring-mounted scarifying blades. (f) Rectangular wood (mahogany) box with flat, hinged lid; brass lock escutcheon in the shape of a shield; with four compartments in the purple-lined velvet interior; purple velvet padding in the lid.
Provenance: 
Simon Kaye Ltd., Source
1979-02-01
Color: 
Inscription: 
(e) WIESS / LONDON
Trademark
Impressed on one side of Scarifier (e)
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)