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S/2374 Antique Treen Georgian Sycamore Searce

A Georgian sycamore searce, still retaining its original wire sieve, for use by apothecaries to sieve the powder before making it into a paste for pills. It is then placed underneath a pill rounder to obtain the correct shape and finally silvered.

The base unscrews so as to retrieve the powders. It has a carved top rim and is seated on a pedestal base with a protruding concave foot. It has a historic repair to the bowl, which adds to the interest of this piece of treen. The whole has a good honey colour and patination.

Sold 2 in. (6.5 cm.) High
4 in. (11 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800