Large size. An antique horn snuff mull with a silver mount and hinged lid. The attached chain has a small snuff spoon, bone hammer and silver mounted rabbits foot. The lid has a cut out silver mount with thistles, also a silver shield with crest and motto “MANU FORTI”. Around the top rim is a hand engraved inscription dated 1838.
Spread 18 cm. Diameter 7 cm.
Unmarked silver. Probably Scottish.
Inscription reads “To Angus McKay as a Mark of Respect from Wm Hunter Glasgow 1838”.
Motto “Manu Forti” means “With a Strong Hand”. This is the motto of the McKay clan.