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Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1990
Period: Victorian
Year: 1895
Silversmith: Mackay & Chisholm
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 2 550.00
Weight: 392 grams
Dimensions: diameter 12 cm, height 11.5 cm
Condition: Excellent. All 7 stones perfect. Original gilding also excellent.

Description: A fabulous Victorian Scottish silver Rams Head snuff mull cover, decorated with an impressive faceted semi precious stone and 6 hardstone cabochons. The cover is dome shaped with a circular base, and is embossed and engraved with Scottish thistles and Celtic knot designs. The central diamond shaped crystal has a diameter of 3.7 cm, this is a large stone. The six hardstone cabochons are 2.2 cm in diameter, colours range from green to red to brown, we imagine Scottish granite. The interior is gilded, and the hallmarks are perfectly preserved. This is the largest and most impressive Rams head snuff mull cover we have seen, we have seen similar smaller examples. The cover would have been mounted on a ceremonial Rams head, used to dispense snuff at a table - we prefer this cover without the original rams head! Mackay & Chisholm were a prestigious Scottish firm, the worked between 1834 and 1941 from Princes Street, Edinburgh.
Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Scottish silver Rams Head Snuff Mull cover

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Scottish silver snuff mull cover - thistle, celtic design, hardstone cabochons

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Central faceted crystal, scottish antique silver mull

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Hardstone cabochon, antique scottish silver snuff

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Gilded interior - rams head antique silver snuff mull

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Mackay & Chisholm edinburgh silver hallmarks

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Scottish silver snuff dome - scale

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Scottish silver snuff mull cover - side view

Scottish Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover
Silver Rams Head Snuff Mull Cover

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