Turkish Estates: CAO Meerschaum Carved Armadillo (with Case) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-653-5487
Before the utilization of briar, meerschaum was the preferred pipe-making material, its relative durability making it a popular alternative to clay. German for "sea foam", meerschaum is a porous substance that's easily pliable when wet and sturdy when dry. The material's malleability allows carvers to fashion a variety of unique shapes, from traditional Anglo-French standards to more detail-rich figural designs. In addition to smoking with neutral flavor, the pale medium also develops a patina over time, darkening with vibrant browns, golds, and tans. This Armadillo from CAO showcases the medium's versatility and the level of detail that can be extrapolated from the material.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Small Scratches Around The Bowl Finish Discolored Unsmoked
- Length: 7.25 in./184.15 mm.
- Weight: 2.96 oz./83.91 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.59 in./65.79 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Carved
- Material: Meerschaum
- Country: Turkey