Turkish Estates: S. Yanik Meerschaum Hand Holding Nude (with Case) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-653-4557

A common theme within meerschaum pipe making is a claw or hand holding the pipe's bowl, often an Egg shape. In this rendition from an unknown maker, though, instead of the hand carved out of the shank and into the lower bowl, the hand is rotated, with the chamber drilled in the "wrist" portion. Furthermore, the hand doesn't cradle an egg but, rather, a nude depiction of a woman. It's a provocative piece to be sure. Unsmoked.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


  • Length: 10.83 in./275.08 mm.
  • Weight: 4.74 oz./134.26 g.
  • Bowl Height: 4.25 in./107.95 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.89 in./22.61 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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