early 19th century scottish silver snuff mull circa 1860

EARLY 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SILVER SNUFF MULL, CIRCA 1860


Price

£350
| $466 USD | €397 EUR


Item Ref

NOV97

Description

This is a wonderful snuff mull* with a decorative silver mount. The ram's horn body with a plain unmarked silver neck. The hinged lid decorated with an engraved silver thistle.
*Snuff mull comes from a Scottish dialect word for "mill", where the snuff would have been ground to a powder, mulls came in a variety of shapes, the most common being fashioned from a ram's horn.
Hallmarks:
Unmarked as it was very often the case with snuff mulls but tested and guaranteed silver.
Dimensions:
Length: 8.5cm / 3 inches.
Lid diameter: 4cm / 1.4 inches.
Condition:
Body in excellent shiny condition.
Silver hinge and decorations in excellent condition.
Minor hairline crack to the lid, commensurate with age.
Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.
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Internal Ref: NOV97


Dimensions

Height = 7 cm (3")
Width = 8.5 cm (4")
Depth = 4 cm (2")


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