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Mulberry wood tobacco stopper


A tobacco stopper carved by Thomas Sharp of Stratford-upon-Avon about 1769-1799 and made from mulberry wood, supposedly from the tree thought to have been planted by Shakespeare; the top carved in the shape of Shakespeare's head, the shaft octagonal, metal cap on foot.

  • Measurements

  • Length

    82 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    carved : shaft : SHAKESPEARE / WOOD / SHARP / STRATFORD / ON AVON : :,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust