S/4775 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Bobbin
A 19th century lignum vitae plumber's bobbin, which had a cord through the centre, knotted at one end, then pulled through a lead pipe to remove any indentations. They are ideal as a desk paperweight. The whole has an excellent rich colour and patination.
4 in. (10 cm.) High
3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1840