Meerschaum pipe carving virtually exploded as a cottage industry during this era, especially in Austria, Germany and France. Found in the Seine-et-Marne district and in le Gard. A variety on the Ulm with flattened bowl and rims on the base. Meerschaum is a relatively new material to pipe making, appearing no earlier than the 18th century. At one time every one sold antiques.
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Speaks of Turkish, Greek and Armenian tradesmen. Inscription on a pipe box of honorable medals received for international exhibitions and to deliveries to the Belgian Royal House. The Turkish chibuque with flat dish and simple but elegant neo gothic decoration. Extreme high Hungarian bowl wider to the opening, the decorated lid accentuates its shape. Tobacco pipe with in the bowl an insert so that cigars can be smoked as well. Complete cover mark from a Bruxelles maker including the address of the firm. A large Turkish figural pipe from a catalogue with a stem in segments of turned meerschaum.
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Antique pipe head from Meerschaum with silver mount, dated Good condition, with signature and silver hallmarks More. French Mystery Water Wheel ball bearing industrial clock. Nose restored, few chips from hat rim More. Antique cane with the handle made as a crocodile Price: Doxa Patriot with Statue of Liberty automated open face pocket watch. Georgian Period Lover's Eye gentleman's ring. Figural clay pipe by Gambier, "Tricoteuse" model nr.
The price varies from to francs for inferior qualities to and francs for the good quality. The fashionable bulldog shape here embellished with gilt metal mountings round the bowl opening and the stem. The lumps were sorted by weight because the lighter pieces float some time while the heavier sink. We will not be responsible for any damage in shipping, we suggest you purchase insurance. Your bid or registration is pending approval with the auctioneer.