Clay tobacco pipe, 1720-1770.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Clay tobacco pipe, 1720-1770.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Clay pipes were by far the most common type used in Britain in the 18th century. Their price was within the 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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