18th century rare medical bronze pill gilder

18th century rare medical bronze pill gilder

€ 425.-

18th century rare medical bronze pill gilder


9,5 cm high


18 century

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Pharmacy & Chemists, Quack Medicine, Other Medical Antiques


18th century rare bronze pill gilder in very good condition, the same is in the collection of the Swiss museum.

Pharmacie historical museum Basel and is described in the book from the history of medicine by Lydia Mez-Mangold

see the attached photo

the pill gilder is gilded on the inside and some pills are still present

In the 18th and 19th century, pills were silver-plated or gold-plated by the pharmacist, which was thought to enhance the medicinal effect, and

the exclusive gold-plated medicines were only payable

by the wealthy bourgeoisie

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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 [email protected]

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