London, South Kensington
3 July 2002
A rare George IV Scottish silver mounted oxhorn snuff mull
modelled as an elephant's head, with inset bone tusks and inlaid horn eyes, the collar inscribed James Mason, Balantyre, 10 July 1823, the cover with his monogramed plaque -- 3¾in. (8.3cm.) long
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Paula Hardwick, Discovering Horn, Lutterworth Press, Guildford Surrey 1981. A similar example is illustrated and discussed page 92. The latter example bearing the date 1821.
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