Turkish Estates: SMS Meerschaum Claw (with Case)

Product Number: 004-653-4892

The "Dragon claw holding a _ " motif is one often seen in meerschaum pipe making, and for good reason, as it is easily one of the most striking and immediately arresting themes in the meerschaum pipe making world. This example, carved by SMS, features curling claws wrapped around an Egg-shaped bowl with keeled scales running down the length of each digit and a demurely bent stem of deep ruby hues out back. The patination process has already begun here as well, introducing some yellow hues around the shank end, though it will surely mature even more as it is smoked.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Darkening Finish Discolored

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  • Length: 5.92 in./150.37 mm.
  • Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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