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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