English Wooden Auctioneers Gavel Vintage.

Phillip Brough (Lomond Antiques)

MTH04631

This is a lovely vintage wooden English auctioneer's gavel. This gavel has been well used and it shows signs of wear but this only adds to it's character and charm.
Traditionally an auctioneer would use a gavel, which is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, this would be struck against another piece of wood to indicate a winning bid for the item being sold.
Size 3.8 x 5.43 x 2.08 cm or 3.8 x 13.8 x 5.3 inches.
Weight 36 grams or 23.15 penny weight.