Antique Scottish Silver Snuff Mull

Date: Circa 1860

Country: Scotland


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.

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.

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