Brass tobacco tamper
["Brass Shakespeare / Stamp" (accompanying note)]
The M.H. Spielmann Collection; given to the Garrick Club by Lincoln Kirstein, 1983
Ashton (with the help of Gertrud Seidmann), "The M H Spielmann Collection of Shakespeare Portraits." c.1982. Unpublished manuscript in the Garrick Club Library, Garrick Club Box 4, No.7
A cast brass tobacco tamper showing a bust of Shakespeare in profile looking to left. It's sophiticated detailing is rather worn and there are traces of vigorous filing on the flat reverse.