Clay tobacco pipe in a carved wooden case, Europe, 1660-1800

Made:
1660-1800 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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A32426 Pt1 - Clay tobacco pipes incomplete, part of stem missing, flaring tubular stem, cylindrical forward leaning
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Clay tobacco pipe, long flaring stem, forward leaning bowl contained in walnut (?) pipe case of later date in form of flintlock pistol

Inside this carved wooden holder, shaped like a flintlock pistol, is an earlier clay pipe with a long mouthpiece. The pipe was probably made in England between 1660 and 1690. The later wooden case may be there to protect the clay pipe. Made sometime in the 1700s, the butt of the pistol has been shaped to resemble a woman’s head and neck.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A32426
Materials:
clay and wood
type:
clay pipe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pipe - smoking equipment

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