18/19th century  Pharmacy  medicine spherical brass pill gilder,

18/19th century Pharmacy medicine spherical brass pill gilder,


18/19th century Pharmacy medicine spherical brass pill gilder,


18/19 century

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Categories: Medicine, Pharmacy & Chemists, Other Medical Antiques


This 18/19th century spherical brass pill gilder, a similar one, is located in the Swiss Pharmacy Historical Museum in Basel (literature from the history of medicine Lydia Mez-Mansgold F.Hoffmann-La Roche & Co A.G.Basel) see the detailed photo together with a wooden and brass pill maker in perfect condition, was used to finish the pills with a silver or gold coating. The pills were placed in the pill gilder together with gold or silver powder, put the lid on and then the pharmacist would shake and spin until there was a nice layer of gold on the pill In the 17th to the 19th century it was believed that a medicine worked better if it was coated with gold And of course, only wealthy customers could afford this. Literature : Powders and pills by Ir W. Bos Jzn/Dr Bosman-Jelgersma. the pill gilder is about 10 cm high and 8 cm in diameter on the edge of the bottom has a small dent and there are 3 small marks in the bottom that are not clearly visible, see the detailed photo The pill maker shelf is 38 X 34 Cm Will be well packaged and sent by registered mail

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Early Science antiques was founded in 1978 by Fred de Vree based in the Netherlands where I can also be visited by appointment. I have been active for 4 decades as an antiqair and auctioneer, the last 20 years of which are specialized in scientific antiques. I visit collectors and fairs in many European countries. looking for special items please feel free to contact me by Phone or email ,if you need any information on my listed items or something you are looking for 0031653132842 freddevree@kpnplanet.nl

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