German 13 loth or 813 standard silver Pounce Pot or sander, marked under the foot of the rim for Augsburg and 13 Loth. The marks are partially rubbed.
The 8 lobed baluster body has a tight fitting conforming lid with an Acanthus leaf finial and an intricately pierced and engraved removable screen. The body sits on a conforming pedestal base.
Weighing 49 grams, this very special pounce pot is 3 3/4" tall and 2" in diameter.
Pouncing with ground cuttlefish or chalk hastened the drying of the ink and helped stabilize the pen stroke at the same time.