Meerschaum tobacco pipe, Europe, 1851–1900

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Meerschaum tobacco pipe, Europe, 1851–1900. This bowl of this tobacco pipe is carved from a material called meerschaum – a white coloured clay like mineral that was easy to carve. Female figures were a popular choice of decoration. Burns around the top of the bowl indicate the pipe has been well used. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: r6u9gu8r.

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