19th century spherical wooden pill gilder

19th century spherical wooden pill gilder

€ 350.-

19th century spherical wooden pill gilder


10 cm high and 8 cm in diameter


19 century

Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Pharmacy & Chemists, Other Medical Antiques


This 19th century spherical wooden pill gilder 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. about 10 cm high and 8 cm in diameter Will be well packaged and sent by registered mail

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NL Early Science

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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