AKB Meerschaum: Carved Laughing Bacchus (with Case) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-574-6191

Bacchus, the Roman name for the Greek god Dionysus, is the god of many happy things, such as wine, fertility, theater, insanity, and ritual madness, a sublime combination that has resulted in a widespread worship of the deity across a multitude of cultures. Indeed, this also places him squarely on the front of this figural meerschaum from AKB, depicting him laughing, eyes low, as if in a perpetual state of excessive wine adoration. His beard billows out from his face with a decided volume, his head crowned with a wreath of leaves, a branch in the front holding it together as a pair of grape clusters frame the back. This detailed work is truly a celebration of spirit and spirits, the pearl-white finish to patinate wonderfully while enjoyed, obviously meant to pair with a fine wine.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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