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Victoriaans, sterling zilver

Victoriaans, sterling zilver

A Rare English Silver Musk Pomander.  ca. 1600.

A Rare English Silver Musk Pomander. ca. 1600.

Superb Antique Indian Silver Pomander. 19th. c.

Superb Antique Indian Silver Pomander. 19th. c.

Dutch Antique Silver Filigree Pomander Casket. ca.1790.

Dutch Antique Silver Filigree Pomander Casket. ca.1790.

Antique silver pomander Low Countries. An antique silver pomander,     of spherical form on domed foot,   divided into six segments released   by a turning top,  the exterior depicting dense foliage and flowers,   the interior engraved with hatched floral motifs,   each segment numbered and with slide-off cover  (one later replacement).     The Low Countries,   circa 1640

Antique silver pomander Low Countries. An antique silver pomander, of spherical form on domed foot, divided into six segments released by a turning top, the exterior depicting dense foliage and flowers, the interior engraved with hatched floral motifs, each segment numbered and with slide-off cover (one later replacement). The Low Countries, circa 1640

A Turquoise Cabochon Mounted Gilt Metal Pomander

A Turquoise Cabochon Mounted Gilt Metal Pomander

Gold pomander, 16th century.

Gold pomander, 16th century.

Antique 1700's German Lathe Turned Silver Acorn Pomander Vinaigrette Spice Box

Antique 1700's german lathe turned silver acorn pomander vinaigrette spice box

The pomander, used to ward off disease. It was believed that odours caused sickness. They were beautifully decorated with gem stones, inscriptions and engravings, all believed to be protective.  "She (Mary Stuart) went to her death wearing a chain of pomander beads from which hung an Agnus Dei."

The pomander, used to ward off disease. It was believed that odours caused sickness. They were beautifully decorated with gem stones, inscriptions and engravings, all believed to be protective. "She (Mary Stuart) went to her death wearing a chain of pomander beads from which hung an Agnus Dei."

Pomander  Vessel  German  ,  16th century  Gilt silver  13 x 4.4 cm (5 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)  Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Harry G. Friedman  , BR65.14

Pomander Vessel German , 16th century Gilt silver 13 x 4.4 cm (5 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.) Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Harry G. Friedman , BR65.14

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