Unsigned button-release lancet c.1820-1840. Unknown maker, believed to the British in origin. A similar smaller version is present on the site and is marked Ferguson.
The case is a beautiful shagreen covered green velvet lined case. Note the perfect fit of the item and the old wear mark where the button hits the lid. A sign that the collector can be confident that these two items started their life together.
The inner workings of this piece are a testament to a master craftsman. Note the wonderful tooling of the spring steel and the conservation of lines and space.