Meerschaum tobacco pipe

Made:
1880-1890 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Meerschaum pipe with case, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Meerschaum pipe, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890, Austria or England.

Carved from meerschaum, a versatile clay-like material, this extravagent tobacco pipe shows the figures of Frederick III (1831-1888) and his consort Victoria (1840-1901). The pipe may have been made to celebrate his coronation in 1888. Unfortunately, Frederick died having ruled for only ninety days.

The coat of arms is the Order of the Garter in England, an honour Frederick at the time of his marriage. His wife was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.

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Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A14525/1
Materials:
amber, complete, meerschaum
type:
pipe - smoking equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pipe - smoking equipment
  • tobacco pipe
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust.

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