This solid bronze pipe tamper, is also a wonderful, freestanding, Pug figurine. The detailing of this Pug's head is remarkable. And although it is quite miniature in size, measuring 1 3/4" tall with a base diameter of just under 1/2", it will certainly hold its own as a unique and valuable addition to any Pug dog collection.
Its primary use was as a pipe tamper, which beginning in the Victorian era (1890's), was a popular, small tool designed to use to pack or "tamp" loose tobacco into the bowl of a pipe. They were usually made of metal and often quite ornate, although this dog head is particularly exquisite. It is in excellent condition.
This piece is either artist signed with a "WS" on the underside of the base, or it was inscribed "WS", in order for it to also be used as a wax seal. We don't know, but it is interesting to ponder.
It would make a very unique and cherished gift to any pug enthusiast.
Don't forget our free shipping within the USA. All of our items arrive gift-wrapped in our distinctive "houndstooth" paper!
If you were the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and check payment for this item.
Miniature Bronze Pug Dog Pipe Tamper
USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
|Est. Sales Tax:||Item is not available|