A magnificent Smokers Companion Centerpiece created from a taxidermy Sheep head and shoulders including a rather spectacular set of curved horns. The piece has a lidded Snuff Box and Lidded Cheroot / Cigar holder inset in the top. Each Lid is domed and shows impressive chasing including traditional thistles. The Top of each lid and the tips of the horns are inset with faceted glass pieces. The Head features a blank shaped cartouche and four snuff tools attached to long silver chains for use with the snuff. This piece is set on three wheels.
Date – c. 1880.
Retailed in Inverness, Scotland.
Maker – F F & M.
Approx. Length – 58cm
Approx. Width – 46cm