Antique Carved Pipe Echt Meerchaum Girantirt & Bernstein Oriental Man With Case
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Antique Carved Pipe Echt Meerchaum Girantirt & Bernstein Oriental Man With Case:
ANTIQUE CARVED PIPE ECHT MEERSCHAUM GIRANTIRT & BERNSTEIN ORIENTAL MAN WITH CASEA fine example of believed to be 19th century carved Meerschaum pipe made in Germany. The body of the pipe is about 2" long and the carved figure is about 1 1/4". The figure appears to be playing a stringed instrument of some sort, perhaps a type of harp.By the darkened patina on this pipe it was probably smoked quite a bit. The Meerschaum turn from white to brown the more it is smoked. Unfortunately the stem of the pipe was broken off at some point. The pipe itself is not damaged when the stem is inserted into the pipe body so a competent pipe shop could easily fit a stem to the pipe.The pipe is in a brown hard leather-like case with a closing mechanism that works. The hinge is in excellent condition. The outside of the case is worn probably from being carried in a pocket for years! No rips or tears on the outside.The inside of the case is a lined with a red velvet material. The inside top of the cases has a black printed label "ECHT MEERSCHAUM GIRANTIRT & BERSTEIN" A truly unusual pipe.No cracks. Some nicks in the Meerschaum from use. Shipping includes insurance.