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SOLD - Ivory Tusk, Sterling Silver Mounted Table Snuff Mull - Antique Victorian

An exceptional and fine large antique Victorian ivory tusk and English sterling silver mounted table snuff mull; an addition to our diverse ornamental silverware collection

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SOLD - Ivory Tusk, Sterling Silver Mounted Table Snuff Mull - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Ivory Tusk, Sterling Silver Mounted Table Snuff Mull - Antique Victorian

Description


This impressive Victorian table snuff mull has been crafted from a natural tusk, and ornamented with sterling silver mounts.


The upper surface of the mull is ornamented with an applied shield shaped sterling silver vacant cartouche.


This large ivory tusk snuff mull is decorated at either end with sterling silver mounts embellished with bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration.


The mounts, including those incorporated into the silver supports, have shaped, scalloped edges.


The hinged, domed, hallmarked mount to the broader end of the mull opens to provide access to the interior.


This table snuff mull is supported on two impressive scrolling wirework feet, interconnected via a hallmarked, plain linear bracket to the underside of the mull.


Date: 1900

Condition


The silver mounts are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

The ivory tusk is in fine condition, with fine, aged graining.

The engraved decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the bracket are all very clear, apart from the maker's mark, which is partially rubbed.

Part hallmarks struck to the hinged mount are very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this fine example of ornamental silverware.


Dimensions


Length 46.5cm/18.25"

Diameter hinged mount 4.3cm/1.6"

Diameter around tusk centre 3.7cm/1.4"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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