Lot 1832: Post Medieval Gilt Hand Holding Smoking Pipe Tamper
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 19th century AD. A gilt bronze desk seal (and pipe tamper?) in the form of a right hand with fingers extended holding a smoking pipe, with broad cuff and balustered arm; waffle-iron pattern to the underside. 34 grams, 65mm (2 3/4"). Ex Morningthorpe Manor, Norfolk; acquired Phillips sale D1694, lot 342 (part); property of Byran Hall of Banningham Old Rectory; formerly property of Rev. William C. Hall. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.