Personal Accessory #4: Pomander

  • Time period: Late 16th Century
  • Origin: German
  • Materials: Pewter, 24ct gold 
  • Product Dimensions: Dimensions; 60mm length, 40mm wide, 30mm depth

Further details:

The original of this pomander is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Rhomboid in shape, with a pierced, gold plated tetrahedral cage, it can be suspended from the girdle, neck or clothing and used by both men and women. Pomanders would have contained scented wax balls or perfumed cloth which were activated with the warmth of the hand.

Staff Comments

Please note; the pomanders have been delayed. Currently expect delivery around the end of August 2015.

Period: 1500 - 1600 AD

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