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A 19th century French Midwives’ silver Lancet Case.


An unmarked French silver octagonal Lancet Case engraved as a prize to a Midwife, the body with the following inscription: ‘Prime D’honneur 1865 Mme. LeCointe Sage -Femme A Vignacourt. The case contains four lancets and two bone spoons or spatulas.

Mme. Marie-Madeleine LeCointe was one of two midwives working in Vignacourt at the time. [I am grateful to Isabelle Godard, whose family has a cabinet-making business in Vignacourt, for that information].

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Good with minor wear to the lancets.


Height – 7 cm.; Width – 2.60 cm.; Depth – 2.60 cm.; Weight – 42.30 gms.

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