Meerschaum tobacco pipe, Bavarian, 1790-1840.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Meerschaum tobacco pipe, Bavarian, 1790-1840.

Fernandes, Iris

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Pipe with carved horn stem and silver mounts. Clay pipes were by far the most common type used in Britain in the 18th century. Their price was within reach of most people. The larger pipes have bowls made of meerschaum, a type of soft stone that is easily carved.
 

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