• Image of 'Carminativum'
  • Image of 'Carminativum'

The Abernethy biscuit was invented by Scottish doctor John Abernethy in the 19th century as a digestive improver. Believing that most diseases were due to disorders in digestion, Abernethy created a biscuit using the added ingredient of caraway seeds because of their reputation for having a 'carminative' effect, preventing the formation of gas, thereby combatting flatulence.

With the look on 'Carminativum's face I think she could do with a wee nibble on one of Abernethy's biscuits.

Dimensions: H72cm x W26cm x D26cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Abernethy Biscuit Tin,
Vintage Copper Posser,
Vintage Insulating Tape Tin,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Metal Sweet Dish,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Vintage Oil Lamp Holder,
Pom Pom's,
4 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Wooden Dowel,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

Please be advised:

Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.

As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.

Overseas Enquiries:

For an overseas shipping quote please contact me by email

Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.

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