5 July 2005
A German silver pomander
17th century, unmarked
Baluster shaped on domed circular foot, and with detachable cover with hexafoil baluster finial, the body comprising six segments with exterior engraving of vignettes of peasants, gardeners and courtiers, within chased floral borders, each segment hollow, the interior engraved with scrolls and with interior sliding covers inscribed with various floral and herbal names 'Ruden', 'Canel', 'Rosen', 'Rosmerin', 'Schlog', 'Melgelken'
2¼in. (5.7cm.) high
A Lady; Sotheby's London, 21 October 1971, lot 153
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