About the object

A rare late 17thc early 18thc pipe tamper, carved out of a Coquilla Nut, it shows two beautifully carved cherubs sitting back to back .... the tamper is slightly dished and raised above them....it unscrews to reveal a void where a "pricker" would have been kept......this tamper is one of the earliest and best I have managed to purchase..!. 

English. C1690-C1710.

Dimensions

W: 1" (2.5 cm) H: 1.8" (4.4 cm) D: 0.5" (1.3 cm)

Condition report

With an excellent colour and original condition.

Stock number

MS 6717