New!  French Estates: J. Sommer Meerschaum Smooth Bent Opera with Silver and Amber Stem (with Case) (early-1900s)

Product Number: 004-003-1122

Outfitted with a dashing mount of fine sterling silver, and finished with an amber stem, this J. Sommer cased meerschaum opera pipe hails from a time when aviation was still in its infancy, and the number of automobiles had just passed that of horses in urban areas. It's easy to imagine a gentleman of that era pulling this treasure out of his vest pocket, for a quick between-the-acts smoke. This beauty is also a pleasant reminder that a well cared for pipe can be an heirloom - passed from a present caretaker, to a future guardian. Reminders can often be a fine thing.

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4.5/5 Some darkening of the chamber and rim surfaces, plus coloring and scratches around the bowl, and the case is fairly scuffed (but fully functional).
  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.64 in./16.26 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: France