An early 18th century Pipe Tamper in wood and silver.
An 18th century Wood and unmarked silver double Pipe Tamper, one end engraved ‘Vigo’, circa 1730.
Alastair Leslie, in his book ‘Three Hundred Years of Tobacco Stoppers‘ illustrates a number of similar examples formed from curiously shaped wood galls.
Good with minor bruising to silver sleeve.
Length – 8.50 cm.; Weight – 29 gms.