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TOBACCO MULL

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The body of the box is oval and bulges in the upper part. The bottom is a piece of brass which turns up over the bottom edge. There is one strand of chanelling around the lower leg. The cover is wood with a brass hinge and cork lining. On the cover is an oval brass medallion. Around the upper edge is a piece of ivory that is inscribed.

Category:
woodwork
Object name:
TOBACCO MULL
Made from:
Wood -- ivory -- brass -- cork
Made in:
SCOTLAND
Date made:
1753
Size:
7.6 × 6.6 cm (3 × 2 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
34.29
Class:
WOOD
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION on ivory piece at rim: SIR WILLIAM WALLACE GUARDIAN OF SCOTLAND; on brass plaque in center cover: Crieff; on cover around edge: 1753 WILL STEWART HIS BOX
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973