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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
From the home of mustard comes another tale…
It is hard to imagine a time when spices were so precious that their containers were designed as jewelry or a rare accessory. Yet, that is what this pomander is; it’s name is derived from the French,┬ápomum ambrae, referring to perfumes and perfumed ointment. Initially used for perfumes, pomanders evolved into objects that held rare...