A 19th century antique treen pill silverer. It is turned from boxwood with a threaded screw top lid.It measures 10cm h x 6.5cm w. It has a good colour and patina.

C1860/70

Pill silverers were used once the pills had been formed and dried, they were dampened with mucilage of accia and mixed with silver leaf. The spherical pill silverer was then shaken in a rotary movement until all the pills were coated in silver. 

 

 

Antique Treen Pill Silverer

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