A pair of wonderful bronze epilation forceps. Epilation forceps were largely used as medical and household implements. Many were used for epilation (hair removal) or by artists.
Dimensions: length: 4 1/16 inches (10.3 cm)
Condition: Excellent condition overall with no cracks, chips, or breaks. Presented on a custom mount.
Provenance: Dr. Myron Mintz private collection, California acquired from the trade in the 1970's, thereafter Kimbrough private collection, Houston TX, 2000-2016.
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derived from the Latin word "Bidentis" (having two prongs), the two-pronged implement resembling a pitchfork, the tips both curving inward, the tang bent for attachment....
cast using the lost wax process; of elongated tapering form, gently curved shoulder and projecting rectangular-sectioned midrib, long straight tang. Reference: For related example see: Mahboubian, “Art...
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