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ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER PIPE TAMPER w/ NATURAL RAPTOR / BIRD of PREY TALON c1740

635.00

An antique English or Scottish solid sterling silver pipe tamper, set with a large raptor / bird of prey talon.

A most intriguing curiosity, immensely collectable and a totally original early item!

CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use.

DEFECTS: None.

DATE/MARKS: Around 1750, maybe a little earlier. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: Just under 5 inches long, talon 62 mm long with knuckle (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 55.4 grams.

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