Royal Spanish Dental Kit

  • This dental kit was specially commissioned by Isabella II, Queen of Spain for her personal dentist
  • It includes over 120 instruments for performing a wide variety of procedures
  • The mahogany case bears the Royal Arms of Spain and Portugal and the Imperial Arms of Austria
  • Early dental kits such as this are very rarely seen on the market
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Item No. 30-9403

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Truly an incredible piece of dental history, this extensive dental service combines impeccable craftsmanship with a highly important provenance. The set was specially commissioned by Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-1868) for her personal doctor and dentist, Dr. Louis Ernst. The extensive set brings together tools from the greatest makers in the world, all set in one incredible display.

This impressive set includes over 120 instruments for performing a wide variety of procedures, including general operations, cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions. Held within two fitted trays, each of the state-of-the-art tools is crafted with the utmost care and precision, and most are marked by their respective makers. Each name is more impressive than the next: Terzano, the Italian maker of scissors; Charrière, the great French maker of surgical instruments; Daran, the Parisian maker of scalpels and dental tools; C. Ash & Son, the London-based dental manufacturer; and Bucquet, the Parisian ebeniste.

The most impressive tools of the set are undoubtedly the highly rare instruments by Daran of Paris. These steel tools are beautifully set into gilt metal and rose agate handles, making for a truly stunning display against the blue velvet-lined interior of the case. The case itself, crafted by Bucquet of Paris, is a work of artistry. Crafted from mahogany with brass fittings, its inner lid bears three gilt coats of arms: the Royal Arms of Spain and Portugal and the Imperial Arms of Austria.

Such an exceptional set boasting the complexity and luxury materials found in this case would only have been made for someone of great wealth and power; it is little wonder that it was commissioned by a legendary Queen of Spain. Early dental kits such as this are very rarely seen on the market, especially those of such unmatched artistry and provenance.

Case signed "Garnerie & Ebenisterie / Bucquet / 10 rue Hautefeuille, Paris"
Most instruments stamped with makers' marks

Circa 1860

29 3/4" wide x 17" deep x 5" high
Royal Spanish Dental Kit
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Other
Type: Dental Instruments
Depth: 17.0 Inches
Width: 29.75 Inches
Height: 5.0 Inches

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