Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Pill Silverer

GBP 245.00

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Object Description

An early 19th century boxwood pill silverer, having four lugs to secure the removable lid. The whole, raised on a concave stem and stepped circular foot, has a rich colour and a slightly ink stained patination.

These pill silverers were used by apothecaries, having made their pills, they would be moisturised with mucilage of acacia and then put in these containers with a silver leaf, gently rolling the pills within, which would coat them ready for storage in a bottle.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:3½ in. (9 cm.) inches
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1820
  • diameter
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) inches

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