Very Fine Meerschaum Pipe. Turkish Sailor. 1940s. Turkey.
If you are a collector or user, then you will know that this pipe is lightly used.
This hand carved Meerschaum pipe is from Turkey. Meerschaum is a clay mineral that belongs to the Sepiolite group. This has been a highly desirable material for smoking pipes because of its unique properties of absorption, chemical composition, white color and porosity.
Meerschaum turns a golden brown after years of smoking. In this case, the FEW people who smoked this pipe did it with gloves on….. that’s a hint that you collectors would appreciate.
SORRY FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHY: The pipe is actually a bright WHITE and does not have a slight yellow cast to it.
Comes with a lined case that is in good condition except for one latch. The pipe is in good condition also with some loosening in the stem / mouthpiece.
This is a Serious Prize for the Serious Collector. Stand not included.