Meerschaum Pipe with Bakelite Stem
This is a wonderful meerschaum (sea foam) pipe carved from material usually found in Central Turkey. Meerschaum absorbs tobacco during use and you can see the color change around the bowl. The carving is delicately done, and is in good condition. The pipe's stem is made of a bakelite, a synthetic plastic. The can easily be removed from the bowl, as shown in the photos.
The pipe is 6 1/4 inches wide from the figure's chin to the end of the stem. The pipe is 2 1/2 inches high and 1 1/2 inches wide.
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