Turkish Estates: Tekin Meerschaum Nude Warrior Woman Riding Dragon (with Case) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-653-5578

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 Woman Riding Dragon figural from Tekin showcases the medium's versatility and the level of detail that can be extracted from the material. It depicts a woman warrior with one hand and her dragon companion at the fore of a deep-chambered bowl and a vertically inclined shank-and-stem arrangement.

--Davin Hylton

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Bowl Nicked Unsmoked

STAMPING:
TEKIN
  • Length: 8.35 in./212.09 mm.
  • Weight: 4.51 oz./127.91 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.47 in./62.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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