Pomander (France), 1682–83
Cast, chased, engraved and raised silver, bold gilt silver; sharkskin, wood, silver (case). Bequest of Joan W. Leidesdorf. 1997-62-23.
What is this?
Pyriform, on circular foot, the eight hinged segments with the silver figure of an amor in various guises on a gilt ground, opening with eight segments, numbered on the body with Roman numerals, the segments with sliding labelled covers inside labelled with scents and spices, I- Musque, II-Jeseme III-Jonquille IV-Tubereuse V Binjouin VI Pastille VII Ambre VIII (missing label); in a contemporary conforming shagreen case.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions: