Hand carved Bacchus bearded Sultan block Meerschaum pipe purchased in Turkey in the 1930's. The pipe is extra long and never been used. The beautiful tones a Meerschaum pipe attains comes from being soaked in beeswax to color over time after being smoked. This is made of the bone of the cuttlefish or sypia which is a mineral floating in the Black Sea and easy to carve with talent.
The tip is made of yellow amberoid material widely used for the good looks and durability of the mineral floating in the black sea which is the bone of the cuttlefish or sypia. Extra long neck for cooling. Comes apart in three pieces for cleaning as well. Meerschaum pipes have been around since 1723 and widely coveted. Floral carving as seen on two sections with reed neck between. Beautiful workmanship, excellent condition.
Measures 12.5 H X 3.5 D X 2.25 W Barrel is 1.5 H X 1 inch W
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