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S/2550 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Turnpin

A small lignum vitae plumber's turnpin, which came in all sizes, usually made of a hard wood such as lignum vitae and were used for opening up the ends of lead pipes. Nowadays they make ideal paperweights. The whole has a good colour and patination.

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) High
2 in. (5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1820