Henry Matthews

English Silver Memento Mori Pipe Tamper

1900

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Description

Unusual English sterling silver pipe tamper made by Henry Matthews, Sheffield.

  • In the form of a top hat-wearing human skull, a popular expression of memento mori during the Victorian period.
  • Tampers are used to pack tobacco in a pipe.
  • Fully marked.
Condition Report
Revive
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Like New

Minor signs of wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions
Height: 2.7 inches / 6.86 cm
Diameter: 0.6 inches / 1.52 cm
Materials
Sterling Silver
Period
Victorian
Decorative Style
Traditional Style
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
SKU

C3ZCS

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