Turkish Estates: Unknown Meerschaum Claw (with Case) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-653-5089

This large meerschaum depicts the age-old, popular motif of a "dragon claw clutching" something. In this rendition, the serpent's scaly talons are holding onto a basket, it seems. The stummel has already begun to patinate and will continue to do so as it's smoked over time. It's topped here by a dark amber stem, its base adorned with stylish expansion discs for further flourishing detail.

-Angela Robertson

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Finish Discolored

STAMPING:
(no known stamping)
  • Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
  • Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Turkey
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