Museum number:

APM 3.081

Subcollection:

smokers' utensils

Title:

snuff box

Keyword:

snuffmull, thistle, inscription

Description:

Snuifdoos, zogenaamde snuff mull van buffelhoorn in hoornvorm met licht gebold hoornen deksel. Aan de scharnierkaken op het deksel twee bladeren en een distel, cirkelvormig schildje waarop een monogram. Bruin hoorn, de rand afgezet met zilveren band waarin opschrift "DIED AT ST. BOSWELLS, JOHN YOUNGER, 19TH JUNE 1860 AGED 75 YEARS". Schildvormige applique met graveerwerk "PRESENTED TO JAMES McDONALD BY WILLIAM SON OF THE POET20TH SEPTR. 1860".

Date:

Period 1830 - 1850


Dimensions:

GeneralLength3.54 in (9 cm)
Diameter1.57 in (4 cm)
Characteristics
Materialhorn (animal material)
Techniquepolished
Colourbrown
Other materialssilver (metal)
Oher techniquesengraved
Other colourswhite
Traces of use slijtage
Production
ContinentEurope
Region internationalWestern Europe
CountryScotland
Acquisition
Year 2002
Provenance Amsterdam, veilinghuis Sotheby's, lot 124
Sotheby's Gleneagles, August 1977, lot 153
Comments
Uit de veilingcatalogus, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 04-11-2002, p 24: John Younger 1785-1860 was a shoemaker and wrote on angling as well as being a poet.
Exhibition
Amsterdam, Pijpenkabinet, permanente presentatie, voorkamer, kabinetkast, 2002-2013.
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Pipe Museum, permanente presentatie, voorkamer, kabinetkast, v.a. 2013.

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