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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 483

    A VICTORIAN SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED RAM'S HEAD SNUFF MULL

    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1885

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    A VICTORIAN SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED RAM'S HEAD SNUFF MULL
    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1885
    The front receptacle for snuff, the back receptacle to hold thirteen cigars, both chased with thistles and set with orange-foiled glass imitating citrine, gilt interiors, applied above the animal's nose with an escutcheon featuring Saint Andrew within a buckle and strap cartouche with Gaelic motto Clann na gaidheal a cualish cheile, coloured glass eyes, five implements pendent from chains comprising mounted rabbit's foot, snuff spoon, spike, rake and ivory gavel, the body raised on three castors
    18 in. (46 cm.) wide


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