Posted by Erin L on June 20, 1998 at 15:43:27:
In response to Help! I think I have a name for it, but . . . , written by Woodhouse on June 19, 1998 at 12:03:26
In the latest issue of Traditional Home magazine, in a feature about black basalt Wedgwood pottery, there is a photo on page 153 of an 18th- century Wedgwood inkstand. The caption says that the item in question is "a pounce pot, which looks like a saltshaker and was used to sprinkle sand on paper to blot the ink." (Current value of this set: $2,500.00 !!)
] SO . . . these meanings seem to conflict. Maybe the term pounce-box just meant "a shaker", to be used for sand, or in the last case, hair powder, which was used with the curling irons during the Georgian period. How was hair powder applied anyway?
- Only $2500? :-) I'll take a half-dozen! (nfm) Woodhouse 20:05:32 6/20/98 (1)
- Sand included at no extra charge! (nfm) Erin L 14:00:54 6/21/98 (0)
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