Early 19th Century Boxwood Pill Silverer

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An early 19th century boxwood pill silverer on a pedestal with a nice patina.

Apothecaries having fashioned their pills would coat them with silver by placing them in these containers with a silver powder. Gently rolling the pills within the sealed sphere with a gum resin would cover them, ready for bottling.  The thread is intact and the lid opens and closes smoothly.

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