Turkish Estates: S. Yanik Meerschaum Woman with Headdress (with Case) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-653-5532

Before briar was the most popular material to fashion into pipes, many pipes were made from meerschaum, with the oldest meerschaum pipes dating back to the early 18th century. German for "Sea Foam," meerschaum is a clay-like substance that is pliable when wet and exceedingly sturdy when dry, making it possible to shape meerschaum into a wide array of imaginative shapes. Furthermore, meerschaum is immune to "ghosting," which is when traces of a tobacco mixture's flavor is left over from a previous smoke. Therefore, meerschaum pipes are excellent for sampling a variety of blends. Additionally, when meerschaum pipes are originally carved they typically possess a pale-white hue, which slowly patinates into rich browns and blacks after extensive smoking. This figural by S. Yanik depicts the striking visage of a woman in an ornate headdress and the face of a feline predator, and it also comes with a sturdy case.

--Zach Podl

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Measurements & Other Details


  • Length: 10.53 in./267.46 mm.
  • Weight: 6.02 oz./170.55 g.
  • Bowl Height: 3.79 in./96.27 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.85 in./72.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.89 in./22.61 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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