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Antique Scottish Pewter Deer Hoof "durie" Snuff Box. For Sale
EARLY 19th CENTURY PEWTER / DEER HOOF POCKET SNUFF BOX BY THE WELL KNOWN MAKER "PETER DURIE" c 1800 ?.
THE SECURE PEWTER LID IS ENGRAVED WITH THE WORDS, FROM "J.C. HILDA CRANT" TO "THOMAS BURTON" AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT 1861.....I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE ENGRAVING WAS PUT ON LATER....& THE BOX MADE EARLIER ??.....THE INNER LID IS IMPRESSED WITH THE MAKERS NAME "DURIE" A VERY WELL KNOWN SCOTTISH MAKER OF THIS TYPE OF SNUFF BOX OF THE TIME.......THE CONDITION IS VERY GOOD.....WITH SOME AGE SHRINKAGE OF THE INNER HOOF.....BUT FREE FROM ANY CHIPS......LIGHT AGE MARKS ON ONE SIDE OF THE HOOF....PLEASE SEE PHOTO .....MEASURING 3"5/8 LONG x 1"3/4 AT ITS HIGHEST.
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On 01-May-13 at 23:20:40 BST, seller added the following information:
[REVISED INFORMATION]********THE SNUFF BOX MULL LISTED IS ACTUALLY , "JOHN DURIE" OF EDINBURGH 1832-1868, WHO MADE THE SNUFF MULLS....PETER DURIE 1824-1838 WAS AN ABERDEEN PEWTERER,.....THERE IS POSSIBLE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS.....BUT NONE YET ESTABLISHED.