Ram's head with snuff box

Details
Object number
WCHL : 252

Description

A ram's head set with snuff box in silver in the centre of the forehead. There is a silver crest on each of the two horns and silver chains hanging from the centre to the middle of the horns. It stands on three casters. It is inscribed on the silver snuff box 'Presented to the Worshipful Company of Horners by James Holbert Wilson Esq., Barrister at Law of the Inner Temple. November 2 1846.' Rams horn mulls were made for guild and regimental occasions as well as for use on the large private estates from the 18th century. These rams's head snuff mulls were made with castors so that they could be moved easily from one person to the next at the table. This item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
Dimensions
Width
430mm
Height
225mm
Depth
270mm