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A small lignum vitae plumber's turnpin, which came in all sizes, usually made of a hard wood such as lignum vitae and were used for opening up the ends of lead pipes. Nowadays they make ideal paperweights. The whole has a good colour and patination.

 

English Circa 1820.

Dimensions

2¾ in. (7 cm.) High 2 in. (5 cm.) Diameter


Stock number

S/2550
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The BADA Standard

  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
  • Our clients are protected by BADA’s code of conduct
  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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