Antique Vintage Figural Meerschaum Woman Swan Cheroot Holder German Pipe Cherub
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Antique Vintage Figural Meerschaum Woman Swan Cheroot Holder German Pipe Cherub:
Antique Vintage German Figural Meerschaum WOMAN & SWAN CHARIOT Cheroot Holder Pipe with CHERUB dates to circa 1890 and masterfully carved by the pipemaker Heinrich Limke from Munster Germany/ Austria. Cheroot Holder is LARGE at 7” long (18cm) and 3” tall (8cm). This is one of my most favorite Meerschaum pipes I have had in my collection for many years and I hate to part with it, they are just so hard to find this complex and intricate. A Muse is in a Chariot that is carried by a Swan with a Cherub at the reins. Greek / Roman myth themed Meerschaum figural carvings seldom come for sale and are some of the most desirable - by some miracle and careful handling by its Victorian Age owner, this pipe is in EXCELLENT CONDITION and has NO chips, cracks, or repairs!!! Even the harp strings and Cherub’s reins that are as thin as Meerschaum can be carved have never been broken! The patina is fantastic with tones of Cinnamon, Chocolate, and Honey showing it was lovingly and most carefully smoked by its Antique owner every day back in the 1800s. The pipe is all original with the original Butterscotch Amber mouthpiece and with the original case has intact hinges and working push latch. The cheroot holder is clean and still draws air, it has been treasured through the last 120-130 years. A premium Antique figural pipe of the Victorian Era carved by an Old Master! Shipping, Handling, and Insurance $7.00 international is more.