A 19th century antique treen boxwood pill silverer of good colour and patina. Note the inside still retains some of the silver lining.
It measures 10cm h x 6.5cm w
To the base is carved T H Evans 1930 a previous owner or collector!
Pill silverers were used once the pills had been formed and dried, they were dampened with mucilage of acacia and mixed with silver leaf. The spherical pill silverer was then shaken in a rotary movement until all the pills were coated in silver. C1850