An early to mid 19th century boxwood turned pill silverer.
Stamped with makers name to top. Note the lovely crusty silvered inside through many uses of giving pills a silver coat.
It measures approx 10cm h x 6.5cm w.
Pill silverers were used once pills had been formed and dried, they were then 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. C1840