Buxis 'box'), either a miniature boxwood chest or, more likely, a pomander
or fragrance bottle made of a precious (or semi-precious) material.
Illustrating this perfectly is a group of spirited metalwork ewers, incense burners, pomanders
and the like in the form of pet lynxes (Fig.
If you want some scented decorations at Christmas, push cloves into oranges to make aromatic pomanders
to place in bowls or hang from the tree.
10am-noon & 1pm-3pm, Priory Visitor Centre, Smelly Soap, Pungent Pomanders
and Tasty Tudor Treats - Become a Tudor apprentice and make scented soap and sweets.
As Cosentino writes, "To look at a Vodou altar cluttered with customized whiskey bottles, satin pomanders
, clay pots dressed in lace, plaster statues of St.
The environmental fragrance sector includes potpourri, scented oils, scented candles, sachets, incenses, aromatherapy and pomanders
I am thinking of etrogs (citrons used on Sukkot) turned into pomanders
(to be smelled at the end of the Sabbath in the Havdallah ceremony) and pieces of afikoman (the matzoh that is hidden and then found at the Passover seder) hung over doors as amulets to increase one's blessing.
And so pomanders
, laden with colour, light and attractive, were in turn regarded both as curatives and protectants with the inlaid stones contributing their own powers.
Apart from the usual pomanders
and nosegays, we also find payments to poor women, for the regular supply of boughs and flowers for his chambers at court.
The lidded porcelain spheres were used as pomanders
in China, filled with fragrant flowers or solid balls of perfume.
Floral-print glass jewellery box, PS12; silver bird object, PS6; frosted purple glass vase, PS12; faceted glass votive, PS2; dark orchid pack of three pomanders
, PS5; faceted glass with nickle edge lantern tall, PS15; dark orchid large pillar candle, PS8; lavender and geranium diffuser, PS10; floral-print frame 5x7, PS8; dark orchid candle, PS8; dark orchid trinket jar candle large, PS4; square mercury glass bottle small, PS6; floral- print cushion 50x50, PS15; purple floral embroidered cushion 50x50, PS15; round button cushions, PS8 each; watercolour effect floral pillar candle, PS4; square mercury glass bottle large, PS10.