Turkish Estates: Paykoc Meerschaum Bearded Man with Turban (with Case) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-653-5598

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 Bearded Man figural from Paykoc showcases the quality craftsmanship that can be rendered from the unique medium.

--Davin Hylton

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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
(No Known Stamping)
  • Length: 10.61 in./269.49 mm.
  • Weight: 3.87 oz./109.77 g.
  • Bowl Height: 3.08 in./78.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.43 in./61.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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