Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull


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Object Description

An antique horn snuff mull with a broad silver mount embossed with thistles. The hinged lid is inset with a large citrine gemstone.
Spread 14.5 cm. Diameter 6.5 cm.
Unmarked silver.
Probably Scottish circa 1860.

Object Literature

Grinding tobacco leaves in order to inhale the powder dates from the mid 17th century in Europe however the first snuff boxes don’t seem to have appeared until the reign of William III circa 1695.

Object Condition

All in good condition. The little spoon has 2 tiny holes, probably original. The lid has a few tiny pin holes.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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