Turkish Estates: Unknown Meerschaum Sea Hawk (with Case)
Product Number: 004-653-0057
At first I was impressed that whoever inspected this meerschaum was able to so specifically identify what manner of hawk it depicted. Then I looked inside the case... to find where it was already written, along with the date "Jan. 23, 1987". Anyway, nice bit of figural work here, including inset beads for the eyes, and overall on quite a smaller, lighter, and handier scale than most such pipes.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
(no stamping noted)
4.5/5 Significant darkening of the chamber and rim surfaces, plus coloring of the outside, and two of the feathers forming the rim have chipped off.
- Length: 4.96 in./125.98 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.64 in./16.26 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Carved
- Material: Meerschaum
- Country: Turkey