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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.

Sold 4 in. (10 cm.) High
3 in. (8.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1840