pipe-digger pipe-maker pipe-eater (1) - Silver - Netherlands - Early 19th century

Description
pipe-digger pipe-maker pipe-eater (1) - Silver - Netherlands - Early 19th century
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes - 15 g

Unique pipe cleaner due to the "hare leap" combined with a cow. Marked with an old sword.

With "hare leap". Smooth, round pin with one flat side. Pin continues seamlessly into "hare leap". A hare leap is a bone from the hind leg of a hare. This bone was originally used as pipe cleaner.

The pipe-cleaner comes from the legacy of Antiquarian and chess player Alphons M.Voorting from Haarlem.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
pipe-digger pipe-maker pipe-eater
Material
Silver
Estimated Period
Early 19th century
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
11×3×8 cm
Weight
15 g
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