A beautiful Victorian solid brass pipe tamper it has a nice unusual design of a feather being clutched by a bird claw.
Any attractive and elaborate tamper and definitely one to show off when smoking with or around company.
A very artistic piece of antique tobacciana.
A good collection of pipe tampers was not an uncommon selection for the refined pipe smoking Victorian gent, pipe tampers had a few essential smoking uses, the primary one being to push the burning tobacco down onto the unlit tobacco and progress the burn, thus preventing one's pipe from continously extinguishing.
7" length and 1" width.
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