Antique 18thc Coquilla Nut & Baleen Gentleman's Pipe Tamper . English.

Antique 18thc Coquilla Nut & Baleen Gentleman's Pipe Tamper . English.

Code: MSc 0043

Dimensions:L: 2.8" (7.1 cm)Di: 0.2" (0.5 cm)

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A real collectors piece is this beautifully made Gentleman's Pipe Tamper from the 18thc, it has a twisted central stem made of Balleen (which comes from inside the mouth of a Balleen Whale) and a Coquilla Nut finial in the shape of a Horses Hoof complete with nails.....the mounts are "white" metal, I am not sure if they are silver as there are no hallmarks....I would think this was possibly made by a sailor, hence the Balleen.

English. C1770-90.