Little Brass Squirrel with Nut Pipe Tamper (?)

Regular price $30.00

I've had this squirrel for a while, found at at estate sale at some point, and have always loved it as a little thing, holding a nut in its little hands, and with long flat tale as a handle. I'd think it a pipe tamper, but usually the tamping end would be more extended, so perhaps it was meant to press a wax seal, but was never engraved with a stamp? In any case, a sweet little thing, which stands on its own and can be moved around by the tail.

2 1/2" w x 2 1/8" t measured on the square and in very good condition, with greening to the surface as evident, all to the good in my opinion.