A rare 18th C. Dutch coquilla nut pomander with silver mounting.

475 €


A carved coquilla nut pomander. Overall height, including stopper 7 cm. Delicate carving on both sides with birds, snakes, flowers and a pomegrenade. Topped with a stopper carrying a silver bird. Pomanders were filled with strong and pleasantly smelling herbs and carried around the neck to neutralize unpleasant smells from the surroundings. They are rare. Most of them are made of metal. We have not seen a coquilla nut pomander before. Low Countries 18th C.
 



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