Tobacco & Snuff Objects of Scotland Photos

Scots were very involved with the tobacco and snuff trade, even founding colonies abroad to grow it. Scots also created many unique containers to serve tobacco and snuff in social situations.

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Ram's head snuff mull with silver mounts at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Ram's head wheeled table snuff mull by R & HB Kirkwood of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ram's head snuff mull with silver mounts at Fort George Highlanders' Museum. Fort George, Scotland.Snuff box of big horn sheep horn with cover with horse figure at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ram's head snuff mull with silver mounts (c1864) at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Ram's head wheeled table snuff mull (1883-4) by R & HB Kirkwood of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ram's head snuff mull with silver mounts (1874) at Fort George Highlanders' Museum. Fort George, Scotland.Snuff box of big horn sheep horn with cover with horse figure at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.
Ramshorn snuff mull with silver elephant & castle at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Horn snuff mull at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ram's horn snuff mull with snuff-taking implements on chains at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish silver & horn snuff mills at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Ramshorn snuff mull with silver elephant & castle (c1886) at Stirling Castle Regimental Museum. Stirling, Scotland.Horn snuff mull (1814) at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ram's horn snuff mull with snuff-taking implements on chains at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish silver & horn snuff mills (18th C) at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Snuff mull of ram's horn with silver bands & cover from Tailors of Canongate trade group at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mounted buffalo horn cup with arms of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Ram's horn snuff mull gifted to Robert Burns at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Horn snuff mulls at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Snuff mull of ram's horn with silver bands & cover (1762) from Tailors of Canongate trade group at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mounted buffalo horn cup (19th C) with arms of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Ram's horn snuff mull gifted (1790) to Robert Burns at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Horn snuff mulls (c1804 & 1811) at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Snuff mulls at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wooden snuff mull with silver medallions by CT&M Crichton of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver cigar lighter in shape of antique aquamanile in dining room at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Snuff mulls at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wooden snuff mull with silver medallions (1874) by CT&M Crichton of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver cigar lighter in shape of antique aquamanile in dining room at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Snuff box which belonged to John Davidson, immortalized as Souter Johnny in Burns' 'Tam o' Shanter' at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver snuff box gifted to Robert Burns at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Silver snuff box at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of wood & silver snuff boxes at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Snuff box which belonged to John Davidson, immortalized as Souter Johnny in Burns' 'Tam o' Shanter' at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver snuff box gifted (1787) to Robert Burns at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.Silver snuff box (1838) at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of wood & silver snuff boxes (18th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Blue ceramic tobacco jar in dining room at Fyvie Castle. Turriff, Scotland.Porcelain tobacco jar in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic tobacco jar at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Earthenware tobacco jar from Netherlands at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Blue ceramic tobacco jar in dining room at Fyvie Castle. Turriff, Scotland.Porcelain tobacco jar (17th C) in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic tobacco jar at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Earthenware tobacco jar from Netherlands at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Gift tobacco & chocolate tins given to British troops during Boer War at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gift tobacco & chocolate tins given to British troops during Boer War at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Scottish kilted highlander advertising snuff at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wooden highlander tobacco shop sign at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gift tobacco & chocolate tins given to British troops during Boer War (c1900) at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gift tobacco & chocolate tins given to British troops during Boer War (1899-1902) at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Scottish kilted highlander advertising snuff at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wooden highlander tobacco shop sign (19th C) at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish figure snuff shop sign at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Scottish kilted highlander taking snuff at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of Moor smoking pipe carving by J. Steele at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Turk at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish figure snuff shop sign (1800s) at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Scottish kilted highlander taking snuff (late 18th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of Moor smoking pipe carving (1835) by J. Steele at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tobacco shop sign of carved Turk at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic elephant inscribed Gather's Tobacco by Seaton Pottery of Aberdeen at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.


Ceramic elephant inscribed Gather's Tobacco (1902) by Seaton Pottery of Aberdeen at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.



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