AUCTION FIND: This pipe tamp is no longer manufactured and is a rare online offering from our Historic Area auction inventory. Don't miss the chance to add one to your collection!
This Thistle Pewter Pipe Tamp makes a great gift for pipe smokers, reenactors, or simply as a charming collectible from Colonial Williamsburg. The thistle is the national flower of Scotland and was a common decorative motif in the 18th century and earlier symbolizing both the natural world and several orders of chivalry.
- Made of pewter
- Handsome gift box included
- Made exclusively for us by Salisbury Pewter
- Made in USA
Smoking tobacco in the 18th century was most often accomplished through a clay pipe and was a common practice. Pipe tamps or "tampers" were used to compact the tobacco in the bowl of the pipe. Often the tampers featured whimsical and humorous designs on the top.