A 19th century antique treen pill silverer. It is turned from boxwood with a threaded lid. It has a lovely colour and patina.
It measures 11 cm h x 5.5cm w
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.
Small old repair to the foot.