Sharpstone storage canister.

Period:
1700
Dimensions:
20 x 11 cm
Reference:
100-102

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Sharpstone storage canister.

Serpentine is a mineral that was mined in northern Germany.
 
In the Middle Ages it was generally believed that serpentine stone had a healing effect. Drinking from serpentine objects  had a detoxifying effect.
 
On the tin cap the maker's stamp. Initial F. I. Franz Jals, master pewter since 1699, died after 1742.
 
Southern Germany.
 
For the pewter mark see:
 
Literature: Süddeutsche Zinngiesser by Erwin Hintze, p.258.
 
 

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