Antique 19thc Brass Metalware "Ring" Pipe Tamper. English C1860 - 80
Code: MS 0000
Dimensions:W: 1" (2.5 cm)H: 2.5" (6.4 cm)D: 0.5" (1.3 cm)
A fine "ring" type Brass Pipe Tamper, some of the earlier type of "ring" pipe tampers were designed to be worn on the finger as a ring... it was convenient and effective, leaving the tamper readily available within the palm of the hand, with both hands available for the pipe.... it has gained a lovely mellow colour and is an excellent early example of this type.
English. C1860-80. Provenance: Private Collection