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Silver pomander

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Description

“Large”circular, pierced and engraved table pomander on three “bun” feet.Probably German ca 1700. Pomanders were in use from the middle ages , and either carried solid perfume or very valuable spices. Various forms of medication or herbal medicine was also carried and kept in silver receptacles or small canisters.Silver was used in all cases because of its anti bacterial properties.
Diameter of pomander:50 mm height:15 mm

Listing ID: 492531c65643b911

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