Ruspini’s silver Dental Mirror.
Bartolomeo Ruspini’s Dental Mirror.
A George III silver Dental Mirror, London 1804, Phipps and Robinson.
Bartolomeo Ruspini. [1728-1813] moved to London in the mid-18th century and attained success as a dentist, advertising his products and services on a regular basis in the newspapers. In 1768 he published A Treatise on the Teeth, Their Structure and Various Diseases :this book went through a number of editions, the last in the year 1797. He was perhaps best known as the inventor of a Dental Mirror.
Good with some wear to silvering on the mirror.
Length – 8.40cm.; Width – 4.60cm.; Depth – 0.70cm.