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
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Finish Discolored
(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