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S/4568 Antique Early 19th Century Bone Double Snuff Spoon

A rare and unusual double snuff spoon, simply carved in animal bone, probably mutton prisoner of war work and dating from the early 19th century. This piece has developed a rich and variegated patina. Clearly for someone with a heavy snuff habit for serving both nostrils.

See Pinto plate 366 and page 356

Sold 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Wide
1 in. (2.5 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1820