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in the Mannerist taste, the exterior engraved with attributes of the goddess Venus: amorini, forget-me-nots, roses and gilly flowers (an emblem of fidelity). These alternate between three panels engraved with gods: Mars with his helmet, shield and lance; his mother Juno with the peacock and Venus with a radiant heart in one hand and her own son Cupid in the other.

The pomander opens to reveal six hollow segments secured to a central fire-gilt and engraved stem. The sliding lid of each compartment is labelled as follows, clockwise:

Canel (Cinnamon), Negelren (Cloves) Muskat (Nutmeg), Schlag (a composite of ambergris, musk and civet- it was considered a remedy for stroke like illnesses) Bernstein (Amber), Rosamarin (Rosemary).

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The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
Click here for more information on the BADA Standard