This magnificent Pipe Bowl was made out of Porcelain. It has fine Hand Painted details. It dates back to the last quarter of the 19th Century. On the front of the bowl is a painting of two crossed pipes, a tobacco bag and a Beer Stein. It also has the saying "Gott segne das ehrbare Handwerk" meaning "God bless the honest craftsmen". In addition it has some stunning gold plated Gilt details.
On the back it has a dedication saying "Zum Andenken an die Rauchabteilung Blaue Wolke des Kath. Gesellen Verein in Hildesheim" meaning "As a Memory of the smoking department "Blue Cloud" of the catholic Journeyman Association in Hildesheim". It has a nickel plated brass lid. It is a typical "Black Forest Style" Pipe - even though these kind of pipes were typical for all of Germany. Hildesheim is more in the north of Germany close to Hanover.
This is a collectors piece - especially for members of smokers clubs. A great edition to a pipe collection.
Condition: In very good condition. No cracks or chips. Almost no wear to the paint. It is a used pipe, therefore it has some tobacco stains on the inside. Please see pictures.
Size: circa 6 Inch in length by 1 3/8 Inch in Diameter
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