Pipe and case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-25982

Description

Curved bowl (a) carved as the head of a North African man w/ beard and mustache, wearing a turban. Curved stem (b) of birch is fitted w/ an amber mouthpiece. A twisted silk cord is knotted around bowl and around stem. Accompanying hinged black leather case (c) conforms to shape of bowl and is lined on one side w/ green velvet and the other side w/ blue silk printed w/ label: "AU SHAH DE PERSE/ FQUE DE PIPES/ MARQUE DEPOSEE/ BREVETE. S.G.D.G./ 132. BVARD St GERMAIN. PARIS." Applied label printed "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE/ PARIS 1889."

Details

Descriptive Terms

pipes (smoking equipment)
accessories
amber (fossil resin)
silk (textile)
Briar
Amber
Silk
PIPE

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2.75 x 7.75 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan

Accession Number

1980.429A-C