S/2768 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Apothecary's Double Measure
A well turned boxwood apothecary's double measure, having a good honey colour and patination. It is stamped 5S. They were made in silver and pewter as well as boxwood and came in various different sizes. Sometimes they have numbers stamped on them, with the largest size 8S. The most common size was 5S, which was used to make soda water, the larger cup for the bicarbonate and the smaller one for the citric acid. These measures were also used for seidlitz mixture, which was used to regulate digestion and as a laxative.
3½ in. (9 cm.) High
2 in. (5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1820