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SNUFF MULL

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The horn is short and tightly curled, probably from a sheep. The cover is in horn with a piece of cork inside to make it tight and has a silver mounting. The hinge is made in silver. It has a scalloped design and had the date inscribed on it. On the center of the cover is a small silver medallion engraved with the initials of the original owner AC S.

Category:
containers
Object name:
SNUFF MULL
Made from:
Horn -- silver -- cork
Made in:
SCOTLAND
Date made:
1772
Size:
8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
36.65
Class:
HORN
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; DATE on hinge: 17 72; on cover: AC S
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973