Silver pill box, France, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in France
maker:
Unknown

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Slim silver pill box, engraved, French, 19th century

Pill boxes were containers for pills and tablets. This ornate example, measuring just less than 130 mm, has two sections for different pills. The box is made from silver, an expensive material that only wealthy people could afford.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A650833
type:
pill box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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