Misc. Estates: Unknown Meerschaum Smooth Billiard with Amber (with Case) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-008-9962
Before briar was the most popular material to fashion into pipes, many pipes were made from meerschaum, with the oldest meerschaum pipes dating back to the early 18th century. German for "Sea Foam," meerschaum is a clay-like substance that is pliable when wet and exceedingly sturdy when dry, making it possible to shape meerschaum into a wide array of imaginative shapes. Furthermore, meerschaum is immune to "ghosting," which is when traces of a tobacco mixture's flavor is left over from a previous smoke. Therefore, meerschaum pipes are excellent for sampling a variety of blends. Additionally, when meerschaum pipes are originally carved they typically possess a pale-white hue, which slowly patinates into rich browns and blacks after extensive smoking. This Billiard by an unknown artisan is a classically inclined rendition of the shape-chart standard and comes with a sturdy case.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl Finish Discolored
- Length: 5.22 in./132.59 mm.
- Weight: 0.72 oz./20.41 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Unknown