Scissors, China, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Scissors, steel, Chinese. Full view, graduated black perspex background with reflection.
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Scissors, steel, Chinese

These small scissors are made of steel with fine sharp blades. It is believed they belonged to a physician and were used for delicate surgical procedures. The small engraved decorative work would make the scissors harder to clean. They could have been a haven for germs.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A643621
type:
scissors, ethnography (chinese), surgery (general) ethnography (chinese), scissors, surgery (general)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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