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Large Antique Scottish Silver Citrine Snuff Mull
Large Scottish silver and citrine presentation ram's horn snuff mull. The word mull comes from a Scot's dialect word for mill, the snuff having been ground in a mill to a powder. The hinged silver lid is heavy repose and inset with a large citrine stone. It is engraved in the cartouche with the owner's initials. The horn has a wonderful color and patina. The mull measures approximately 3.5" long. The diameter of the lid is almost 2" with the stone measuring 1" diameter. The silver is unmarked which is the norm on these pieces. It dates to around 1850. In excellent condition with the only issue a chip to the tip of the horn. A fabulous piece of history!
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