19th Century pipe tamper

Photo: National Museum of Wales CC By SA2.0
Object type: Pipe tamper
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 30/11/2021
Location: Flintshire


A pipe tamper (missing the base of the tamper) probably of Venus. Victorian pipe tampers had a wide variety of figures on them and risqué or bawdy smoking accessories were popular.