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Medical or apothecary silver gilt bowl

Medical or apothecary silver gilt bowl
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Description

Seventeenth century silver gilt bowl from a portable surgon’s or apothecary case. Used probably as a small mixing bowl was part of a large set of bowls and other silver gilt medical instruments. /Silver was known to be antibacterial hence the use in medical instruments./
The bowl is decorated with hammered “snake skin” decoration and of course is fire or mercury gilt and is on a hammered spread foot.
Marked with makers mark twice on the underside, Probably German ca 1660-80.
Measurements : diameter of the bowl without the handles : 5.5 cm
Height : 2.4 cm
Weight : 24 gram

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