Napoleon. A 19th century brass pipe tamper.
The small brass tamper measures 70mm in overall height. The very recognisable figure of the Emperor shows him in confident or defiant pose with arms folded. The ball on which he stands could even symbolise the world which it was his ambition to bestride. Although the pipe tamper was an everyday necessity for the numerous men who smoked pipes decorative tampers are nor that common and I have not seen this model before.
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