A Georgian era turned gilded brass pipe tamper, it has a simplistic turned design with a lamp shape top.
Pipe tampers were a common and essential item of a pipe smokers collection they were used as part of the smoking ritual, predominantly to push the burning tobacco to the non lit tobacco and allow the burn to take, this would stop the pipe from continually going out.
The Georgian era saw a number of pipe tampers in many designs and forms the most common being made from brass or bronze due to their good resistance to repetitive heat.
1.5" height and 0.5" width.
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