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Pomander

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The spherical pomander rests on a spool-shaped foot with a fluted upper and lower rim. An eight-sided central container is attached to the removable finial, which has eight facets and is surmounted by a grotesque figure. The body of the pomander is composed of eight wedge-shaped pieces, each...

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Provenance

By 1919, with Walter H. Willson Ltd., London; May 7, 1929, sold by Walter H. Willson, Ltd. to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, gift of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, about 1580

Object Place

England

Dimensions

H. 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in); W. 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.); Weight 50.2 gm (1 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1547

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver