For sale is a Victorian 1880s Meerschaum Momento Mori Carved Human Skull Pipe Resting In A hand. This pipe is incredibly detailed, with every tooth, coronal structure, macula, nasal cartilage, bone structure Showing in perfect detail. The meerschaum pipe had a beautiful patina where it’s been used over the years, currently at a orange, reddy brown colour. In which it comes in its original leather case maker marked Arthur Schneider Leipzig. Who was a prominent figure in his field, on hand carving quality beautiful Meerschaum pipes in the late 1880s into the early 1900s.
The detailed measurements are as followed below:
Case materiel thickness: 0.36cm
Open length: 9.87cm
Meerschaum Carved skull pipe:
Pipe top outerim: 2.02cm
Pipe top innerim: 1.23cm
Mouthpiece outrim: 1.81cm
Mouthpiece innerim: 0.86cm
Handle length: 4.63cm
Hand width: 2.34cm
Skull height: 4.34cm
Skull width: 2.84cm
Skull length: 3.63cm
Thinnest end: 0.56cm
Thickest end: 11.50cm
Opening connecting to pipe: 0.29cm
Opening connecting to mouth: 0.33cm
This is one of the most detailed hand carved Meerschaum pipes I've had the pleasure of seeing, this has a beautiful patina, and is a true piece of art.
The pipe overall is in great condition, one small chip to the top pipe piece (please see photos), the leather case Is also in great condition and maker marked Arthur Schneider Leipzig. The pipe currently has a replacement mouthpiece, but more antique and more appealing mouthpieces can be purchased for this beautiful piece. This will be sent via special delivery, insured, and dispatched within two to three working day’s. Happy to send worldwide.
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