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Meerschaum Pipe

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The pipe is carved from an elbow-shaped piece of meerschaum. It is mounted with a silver mouthpiece formed of a cast disk with concentric rings of acanthus and anthemion leaves. At the center is a cone-shaped fitting with a border of anthemion leaves and a ring-shaped handle. The bowl of the...

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Inscription

In pierced work along the cap, "SALUS IN FUMO."

Marks

On the mouthpiece and on the lip of the bowl, maker's mark IA (Grimwade 1104) (repeated on cover); date letter R (repeated on cover); lion passant (repeated on cover); sovereign's head.

Provenance

Roland A. Lee, London, purchased November 10, 1965, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1812–13

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

20.2 x 12.5 x 7 cm (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1319

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver